Barak Valley

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Barak Valley(The Island Of Peace) () is situated in the southern part of the Indian state of Assam. The main city of the valley is Silchar. The place is named after the Barak river. Barak valley mainly consists of three districts namely Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi. Karimganj, the district headquarters of Karimgnaj district, is the second largest town in valley. It is considered as the cultural center of Barak valley.

The official language of Barak valley is Bengali. Majority of the people speak a dialect of Bengali, which is known as Sylheti. Religious composition of the valley population is Hindu:50%,Muslim:46%,and others 4%. Hindus are majority in Cachar district (60)% while Muslims are majority in Karimganj district (53%) and Hailakandi district (57%)..

Apart from the Bengalis, Barak Valley is the home land of Kacharis, Hmar, Manipuris (Both Bishnupriya and Meitei, Rongmei Nagas,and tea garden labourers.

Of the three districts, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts have a Muslim majority while Cachar district has 40% Muslim population. The valley has a long history of Islam and Muslim life; half of the valley came under the rule of the Turk-Afghan dynasties of Bengal from the early 14th century and continued with the establishment of the Mughal Empire. However, the dominance of Muslim culture finally ended with the introduction of British rule in Bengal. In 1947 when plebiscite held in Sylhet, the district got divided into...
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