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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Protests against tax-hike turn massive in Gilgit- Baltistan

Yahoo Daily News 16 Nov 2019
... taxation laws turned massive against the in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan region....
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Protests against tax-hike turn massive in Gilgit-Baltistan

DNA India 16 Nov 2019
... taxation laws turned massive against the in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir’s Gilgit-Baltistan region....
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Gilgit Baltistan: Protests against tax-hike turn massive

The Times of India 15 Nov 2019
GILGIT. Weeks-long protests against the taxation laws are gaining momentum and reaching wide across Gilgit Baltistan ... The Committee which has been fighting for the rights of the common people of Gilgit Baltistan says that tax-imposition is part of Pakistan's larger and systematic design of further suppressing the indigenous....
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Pakistan occupying Gilgit Baltistan illegally: Activist

The Times of India 06 Nov 2019
Senge H Sering, a political activist from Gilgit Baltistan, alleged that Pakistan is violating UN Security Council resolution and it continues to illegally occupy the region ... Sering, director of Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies, said....
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India's new map: PoK in J&K, Gilgit-Baltistan in Ladakh

Deccan Herald 03 Nov 2019
In 1947, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir had the following 14 districts - Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory, a home ministry statement said....
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New map shows Gilgit-Baltistan part of Ladakh

The Telegraph India 02 Nov 2019
The order, called the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Second Order, 2019, stated that the territories of Leh district will constitute the districts of “Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilas, Tribal territory and ‘Leh and Ladakh’ except present territory of Kargil”....
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PoK in UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan in Ladakh in new map of India

Live Mint 02 Nov 2019
In a statement the Union home ministry said that in 1947, the former State of Jammu and Kashmir had the following 14 districts - Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory....
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PoK in UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan in Ladakh in fresh map of India

The Times of India 02 Nov 2019
In 1947, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir had the following 14 districts - Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory, a home ministry statement said....
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PM Imran reiterates support for Kashmiris at Gilgit-Baltistan Azadi Parade

The News International 01 Nov 2019
GILGIT. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday attended a parade to mark the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan. Speaking at the ceremony, he said people of Gilgit-Baltistan fought a war  to win their freedom ... Speaking about the natural beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan, he said  the region was matchless in the world ... GILGIT....
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PoK Controlled by Terrorists, Gilgit-Baltistan Under Illegal Occupation, Says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

News18 25 Oct 2019
In an address to a select gathering, General Rawat also said Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK have ......
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PoK, Gilgit Baltistan, illegally occupied by Pakistan, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

One India 25 Oct 2019
New Delhi, Oct 25. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday lashed out at terror state Pakistan, and said that Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK are occupied territory and is controlled by terrorists. In a strong message to Pakistan, Rawat said,''When ... ....
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AKESP role in Gilgit, Chitral lauded

The News International 01 Oct 2019
AKESP General Manager for Gilgit and Chitral Region Khush Muhammad Khan said that the organisation held the TeachersRecognition Day every year to acknowledge the services of teachers ... AKESP General Manager for Gilgit and Chitral Region Khush Muhammad Khan said that the ......
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