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Jammu and Kashmir: Hope and concerns in Ladakh

The decision to bring the region under New Delhi’s rule is creating a mixed response from those determined to keep their cultural identity.

The Indian government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir nearly two months ago.

The process of splitting the territory into two federally administered regions will begin next month.

But as Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports from the Leh district, that decision has met both optimism and concern.