Their still not Kashmiris though.
The only thing they have in common with Kashmiris is they were under dogra occupation.
Dogra occupation came to them in 1846 because of first anglo Sikh war and treaties of Amritsar and Lahore. That’s why these pahari and pothwari and other areas were all under dogra occupation. Other then that they have no common history with Kashmiris either.
Paharis and pothwaris are also found in Pothohar plateau in Pakistans Punjab.
A lot of AJK people like to call them selfs Kashmiris and separate them self from Pakistan but most of AJK is culturally and ethnically more closer to Punjabi’s and Pakistanis then they are to Kashmiris.
This is also one reason why JKLF dream of independent J&K state will stay a dream only because the region is way to diverse ethnically and religiously it’d be a civil war if they ever get independence cuz there’s a big amount of many different ethnicities and ethnicities in the North of j&k state in Ladakh in kargil in gilgit they don’t see them self as Kashmiris and hate being grouped with them. Also real Kashmiris hate when Paharis pothwaris claim Kashmiris. And they have no common language if they ever become independent it’ll be a nightmare for them because they have no common language no common religion nothing in common too diverse. Pakistan a multi ethnic country at least has islam to unite us but j&k state doesn’t have that either because it has Hindus bhuddist muslims and other smaller religions.
diff between us and those kashmiris is they yet to learn to fight like men instead of rolling over dead.
everybody like take a jab at paharis/mirpuri but when moving to UK they move to mirpuri/pahari areas for safety. sorry but other ethnics rely on us for protection and protesting kashmiri genocide. So if other ethnic feel so special they can move out of our areas in UK. of course we are not kashmiris by language koshur etc but we live in azad k so we can call our self kashmiris, we even have azad k flag. so plz dont have a nervous breakdown if we call our self kashmiris.