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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Furniture, books 'torched' at girls school in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer

Dawn 19 Aug 2019
A mysterious fire erupted on Sunday at a government primary school for girls in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, police said on Monday. While the nature of the fire is not clear as yet, a police officer told DawnNewsTV on condition of anonymity that some miscreants had apparently set the furniture and books in the school on fire ... ....
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Furniture, books 'torched' at girls school in Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 19 Aug 2019
A mysterious fire erupted on Sunday at a government primary school for girls in Diamer city of Gilgit-Baltistan, police said on Monday. While the nature of the fire is not clear as yet, a police officer told DawnNewsTV on condition of anonymity that some miscreants had apparently set the furniture and books in the school on fire ... ....
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Under Pakistan Rule, Gilgit-Baltistan Most Neglected, Backward Area in South Asia, Says New Book

News18 18 Aug 2019
With 32 snow-clad mountain peaks, mighty glaciers, lush green valleys and freshwater lakes, Gilgit-Baltistan is one ......
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Under Pak rule, Gilgit-Baltistan most neglected: book

Deccan Herald 18 Aug 2019
With 32 snow-clad mountain peaks, mighty glaciers, lush green valleys and freshwater lakes, Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most beautiful places in the world ... However, the book says, data prepared by the government of Gilgit-Baltistan in 2013 claimed that the literacy rate was 37.85 per cent in 1998 and it went up to 60 per cent in 2013....
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PoK activist Senge Sering exposes how Pakistan has been changing Gilgit-Baltistan's demography

Indiatoday 17 Aug 2019
PoK activist Senge Sering exposes how Pakistan has been changing Gilgit-Baltistan's demography ... ....
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Five killed on road in Gilgit

Dawn 16 Aug 2019
Volunteers try to pull the ill-fated jeep out of the river in Haramosh area of Gilgit.—Dawn. GILGIT ... According to police and Rescue 1122 officials, a passenger bus of Northern Areas Transport Company carrying 35 people was on way to Islamabad from Ghizer district when it plunged into a deep ravine on Karakoram Highway near Alam Bridge in Gilgit....
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Six killed in wall collapse during I-Day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan

Mid Day 14 Aug 2019
At least six people lost their lives and 13 others suffered injuries after a boundary wall collapsed amid Independence Day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost province administered by Pakistan ... Also Read....
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Beyond Kashmir: Status of Gilgit-Baltistan is a case in contrast

Indiatoday 13 Aug 2019
While Pakistan lays claim to the territories of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, legally, its constitution does not recognise them as parts of the country ... ....
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Activist from Gilgit Baltistan demand representation in Indian Parliament

Yahoo Daily News 13 Aug 2019
... activists of Gilgit Baltistan ... He even wants reserved seats for the people of Gilgit Baltistan in Indian Parliament....
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Gilgit fumes, seeks damages from Pak

DNA India 09 Aug 2019
People in Gilgit-Baltistan took to the streets, holding protests and demanding compensation for their lands which were acquired by the Pakistani government, in the name of development, decades ago ... of the Gilgit airport....
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5 women drown in River Indus while washing clothes in Gilgit

Dawn 08 Aug 2019
Five women drowned in the River Indus while washing clothes in Jaglot town of Gilgit district on Thursday, police said....
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People in Gilgit stage protest, demand compensation from Pak govt for acquired land

Deccan Chronicle 08 Aug 2019
Gilgit Baltistan. People in Gilgit-Baltistan held protests to demand compensation for their lands which were acquired by the Pakistani government, in the name of development, decades ago ... At least 193 families were affected after their lands were acquired for the construction of the Gilgit airport....
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After Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir, calls grow for integration of Gilgit-Baltistan with India | WATCH

Yahoo Daily News 06 Aug 2019
A day after the Centre scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and divided the former state into two Union Territories, there is once again a call from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan for its integration with Ladakh region in India ... We believe Gilgit-Baltistan is an integral part of J&K ... Sering, Gilgit-Baltistan activist....

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