Gilgit

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.

History

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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COVID-19: Gilgit-Baltistan reopens for tourism as Pakistan flattens curve

Gulf News 07 Aug 2020
Islamabad. Pakistan’s scenic Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is all set to welcome domestic and international tourists with strict safety measures in place after Pakistan successfully flattened the COVID-19 curve. The tourist areas in GB will open from August 8 under a “No mask, no tourism” policy and tightly controlled conditions ... SEE ALSO ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... ....
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Five Pakistani Policemen Reportedly Killed in Raid in Disputed Gilgit-Baltistan Area

Sputnik 28 Jul 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five police officers were killed in an exchange of fire with suspects during a midnight raid in the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan area in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday, Geo TV reported, citing officials ... ....
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Pakistan Air Force carries out exercises in Gilgit

The Siasat Daily 25 Jul 2020
... of Pakistan’s military exercises in the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region....
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Pakistan Air Force dances to Chinese tune; carry out exercises in Gilgit

International Business Times 25 Jul 2020
As the India-China face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remains unresolved, Pakistan is carrying out military exercises at its air force base at Qadri in Skardu of occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region ... However, Pakistan's state radio claimed that Khan visited PAF Base Qadri at Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and not Friday....
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Extrajudicial killings in PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan not acceptable: Activist at UNHRC

DNA India 10 Jul 2020
... UNHRC's 44th session on July 09 said that the extrajudicial killings taking place in Pakistan occupied so called 'Azad' Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are not acceptable....
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Pakistan: Students in Gilgit-Baltistan climb mountains for internet connection for online classes, youngsters start #Internet4GilgitBaltistan campaign

Gulf News 09 Jul 2020
For students in Pakistan’s hilly Gilgit-Baltistan region, submitting an online assignment quite literally means climbing a mountain because of poor internet connection ... SCO failed to provide internet services in GB [Gilgit-Baltistan] ... “A vivid example of crisis of internet in Gilgit-Baltistan....
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India has no locus standi to comment on Gilgit-Baltistan polls: Pak

Yahoo Daily News 04 Jul 2020
Islamabad, Jul 3 (PTI) A day after India slammed Pakistan's decision to hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan on August 18, Islamabad said New Delhi has no locus standi to comment on the polls ... Last week, Pakistan announced that general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on August 18....
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India has no locus standi to comment on Gilgit-Baltistan polls, says FO

Dawn 04 Jul 2020
Pakistan on Friday rejected remarks by the spokesperson of Indian external affairs ministry regarding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, saying it had no locus standi to comment ... has no locus standi to comment on elections in Gilgit-Baltistan,” the Foreign Office said in a statement....
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India slams Pakistan’s announcement of holding polls in Gilgit-Baltistan; terms it cosmetic exercise

The Hindu 03 Jul 2020
Last week, Pakistan announced that general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on August 18 .......
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India slams Pakistan#39;s announcement of holding polls in Gilgit-Baltistan; terms it cosmetic exercise

Moneycontrol 03 Jul 2020
India slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and said such cosmetic exercises are intended to "camouflage" Islamabad's "illegal" occupation of Indian territories. Last week, Pakistan announced that general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on August 18....
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Chinese hand in ISI's Gilgit-Baltistan move hits Jammu and Kashmir separatists

India TV 03 Jul 2020
The controversial proposal to annex Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is to change the semi-autonomous status of the region, is being pushed by Pakistan to help China secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), security agencies have told the government....
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Pakistani Army Refutes Reports About Extra Troop Deployment to Gilgit-Baltistan

Sputnik 02 Jul 2020
Babar Iftikhar, refuted on Thursday media reports claiming that ......
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