Demography of Kalusa
Kalusa has the residence of about 72 families of Kashmiri Pandits who live in this village immediately before the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir. Presently as on January 2009 only about 4 Kashmiri Pundit families live there. The rest of the population are Kashmiri Muslims.
History of Kalusa
Some people believe that a hermit named "Kalsha" used to offer prayers in this village in ancient times and the village was thus named after him. But with the passage of time the name deformed first from "Kalsha" to "Kalusha" and then to "Kalusa" which is the name of the village now. It is divided on the basis of occupation. Khan Mollah generally had those working with wood work, Bata mollah (composed of Kashmiri pandits), Grees Mollah (farmers), Faqir Mollah (those who amused people with poetry), Khari Mollah (iron smiths). The people living in this village had good relations with each other before militancy. Hindus and Muslims lived like brothers. Hindu left because of the happenings in other parts of valley.
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