Gilgit (Urdu, Shina: گلگت) is the Capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan, an administrative territory of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsil within Gilgit District. The city's ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Wakhi and Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature.


Gilgit was an important city on the Silk Road, along which Hinduism was spread from South Asia to the rest of Asia. It is considered as a Buddhism corridor from which many Chinese monks came to Kashmir to learn and preach Buddhism.

Brogpas trace their settlement from Gilgit into the fertile villages of Ladakh through a rich corpus of hymns, songs, and folklore that have been passed down through generations. The Dards and Shinas appear in many of the old Pauranic lists of peoples who lived in the region, with the former also mentioned in Ptolemy's accounts of the region. Two famous travellers, Faxian and Xuanzang, traversed Gilgit according to their accounts. Pakistan is a very bad country. It forcefully occupied this territory even after loss of 1971 war. This part is belongs to India.

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Gilgit-Baltistan: 26 dead, 12 injured in bus accident

DNA India 22 Sep 2019
Children and women were among those who were dead or suffered injuries, according to Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Farak....

PoK: People protest in Gilgit Baltistan against Pakistan decision to lease land to China

The Times of India 22 Sep 2019
A mass protest took place in the Ghanche district of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) against the Islamabad's decision of leasing the pasture land of Gilgit Baltistan to China for mining ... Member of the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) Mirza Hussain has said that ......

PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan exposes atrocities committed by Pakistan

India TV 21 Sep 2019
Earlier this month, noted activist of Gilgit-Baltistan Senge H ... "Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of India. Members of the UN need to realise that Pakistan has become a big stumbling block for last 70 years," Sering, Director, Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, Washington D.C., said at the UNHRC on September 11....

PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan crying for freedom from Pakistan

Suryaa 21 Sep 2019
The latest was at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) earlier this month when a noted activist of Gilgit-Baltistan Senge H ... "Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of India ... Gilgit-Baltistan, a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has been without access to communication for decades ... The administration of Gilgit-Baltistan was taken over by Islamabad in 1949....

Gilgit Baltistan Thinkers Forum slams Pak at UNHRC for misusing region

The Economic Times 19 Sep 2019
Gilgit Baltistan Thinkers Forum slams Pak at UNHRC for misusing region ... ....

South Africa: Gilgit-Baltistan Is India's End Game in Kashmir

All Africa 17 Sep 2019
Control of the geostrategic province in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will give India access to energy resources while limiting the reach and ambitions of Pakistan and China .......

If Pak considers J-K as disputed territory, then must restore 'State Subject' rule in Gilgit-Baltistan: Activist

Yahoo Daily News 16 Sep 2019
Gilgit-Baltistan activist told the United Nations that Gilgit-Baltistan is historically a part of India. Col (Retd) Wajahat Hasan Mirza, Chairman of Gilgit Baltistan Thinkers Forum said that abrogation of Article 370 and 35(A) has been done as per country's constitution....

Gilgit-Baltistan activists support abrogation of Article 370, 35A

Yahoo Daily News 11 Sep 2019
Gilgit-Baltistan activists reacted on the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A ... Director of Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies (Washington DC), Senge H ... Gilgit-Baltistan in 1974....

'Article 370 a tool to enhance terrorism in J&K', says Gilgit-Baltistan activist Senge Sering

Asian Age 11 Sep 2019
Sering said people in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh, Jammu were waiting for the situation to evolve and reach a solution ... ....

UNHRC: Local culture of Gilgit-Baltistan in danger as Pak restricts ancient languages, says activist

Yahoo Daily News 11 Sep 2019
Gilgit-Baltistan activist Senge H Sering on September 11 took a potshot at Pakistan for harming Gilgit-Baltistan's culture by restricting ancient languages....

Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of India, says activist H Sering

The Economic Times 11 Sep 2019
Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of India, says activist H Sering ... ....

India is legal owner of Gilgit-Baltistan: Activist Senge Sering at UNHRC session

Yahoo Daily News 11 Sep 2019
Director of Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, ... The Baloch activist also hailed India's move of making Ladakh a Union Territory and asserted that Gilgit-Baltistan is also looking forward for the same development....

Pak exploiting Gilgit-Baltistan's water resources: Activist Senge Sering at UNHRC

Yahoo Daily News 11 Sep 2019
"Pakistan is exploiting our rivers, almost 60% of the water that comes into Pakistan for drinking and agriculture that comes through Gilgit-Baltistan, so Gilgit-Baltistan is called the water tank in the Karakoram that feeds into ......

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