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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Saudi has taken Gilgit-Baltistan & POK off Pak’s map: Activist

The Times of India 29 Oct 2020
Saudi Arabia has removed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from ’s map, said POK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday ... It was further reported that the world map displayed on the banknote does not show Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Kashmir as parts of Pakistan....
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Diwali gift for India! Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan`s map

Zeenews 29 Oct 2020
The world map displayed on a 20 Riyal banknote issued by Saudi Arabia initially showed Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Kashmir as parts of Pakistan but it was removed later ... ....
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Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map, activist calls move 'Diwali Gift' to India

Live Mint 29 Oct 2020
Saudi Arabia has removed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map, said PoK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday. "Saudi Arab removes Pakistani occupied Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map!!!!," he tweeted....
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'Diwali gift': Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map

DNA India 29 Oct 2020
In a major development, Saudi Arabia has removed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map, PoK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza said on Wednesday. "Saudi Arab removes Pakistani occupied Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map!!!!," he tweeted....
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Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Balistan from Pakistan's map, activist calls it 'Diwali gift to India'

Mid Day 29 Oct 2020
Saudi Arabia has removed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map, said PoK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday. "Saudi Arab removes Pakistani occupied Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map!!!!," he tweeted....
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Bilawal warns against vote theft in Gilgit-Baltistan

The News International 28 Oct 2020
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday warned that if the votes of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan are stolen, then he will be in Islamabad with the people of ......
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Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pak map

Beijing News 28 Oct 2020
Saudi Arabia has removed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map, said PoK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday. "Saudi Arab removes Pakistani occupied Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's map!!!!," he tweeted....
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Saudi removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan’s map

The Siasat Daily 28 Oct 2020
London.�Saudi Arabia�has removed�Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and�Gilgit-Baltistan�from�Pakistan’s map, said�PoK�activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday. “Saudi Arab removes�Pakistani occupied Jammu Kashmir and�Gilgit-Baltistan�from�Pakistan’s map!!!!,” he tweeted....
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The Gilgit-Baltistan game plan

The Hindu 27 Oct 2020
If Islamabad integrates the region into Pakistan, that would serve its own interests as well as China’s .......
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Rally demands provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 25 Oct 2020
A large number of people belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) staged a protest rally from the National Press Club to D-Chowk, seeking provincial status for GB ... Granting constitutional rights to GB would not affect UN resolutions on Kashmir because whenever there is a referendum in Kashmir, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan will also be a part of it....
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