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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China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan – India hits back in Indo-Pacific

TeluguStop 16 Jan 2021
China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre ......
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China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan - India hits back in Indo-Pacific

The Economic Times 16 Jan 2021
Once the 33-meter-wide road is built, China will be able to channel heavy ......
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This soon-to-be-doctor from Gilgit is dropping some cool and catchy beats

Dawn 14 Jan 2021
I came across Hasan Raheem’s music by accident ... The song that was playing was Hasan’s previous release, from last year, Aisay Kaisay, in which he’s collaborated with Abdullah Kasumbi. It’s a pop song. A slow, beautifully produced, romantic number ... Case in point. ... Originally from Gilgit, Hasan Raheem has moved to Karachi to study to be a doctor ... ....
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Butchers of Balochistan: Pakistan preparing for state-crafted pogrom in Gilgit-Baltistan

Zeenews 09 Jan 2021
Pakistan has been following the lead of China in furthering the expansionist ideology, the civil rights of people in the occupied regions continues to be suppressed ... ....
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Balochistan massacre: Massive protests in Gilgit-Baltistan against PAK army, protestors demand justice

International Business Times 09 Jan 2021
People in Skardo city of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan occupied-Kashmir (PoK) on Saturday organised a massive rally against the Pakistani army who are primarily being held responsible for the killing of 11 coal miners, belonging to the Shiite Hazara community, in a terror attack earlier this week ... Blockade over miners' death ... Latest. ... Also Read ... ....
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PTI govt to live up to expectations of people of Gilgit-Baltistan

The News International 08 Jan 2021
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Central Vice-President Zahid Hussain Kazmi Thursday said that the expectations of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan would be met, as promotion of employment, education and tourism in the region was among the priorities of PTI government....
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Activist calls on European leaders to pay attention to Pak army's threat to Gilgit-Baltistan diaspora

Yahoo Daily News 07 Jan 2021
Read full article ... London [UK], January 8 (ANI). Days after the mysterious death of activist Karima Baloch, the National Equality Party Jammu Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan and Ladakh (NEP JKGBL) has called on European leaders to pay immediate attention to the threat faced by Pakistani diaspora residing in the continent from the Pakistani Army ... TRENDING ... ....
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Protest erupts in Gilgit Baltistan

Beijing News 06 Jan 2021
Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK] January 6 (ANI). A protest broke out in the Gilgit-Baltistan region -- illegally occupied by Pakistan -- on Wednesday over arson at Karakoram International University ... The literacy rate of the illegally occupied regions of Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is higher than Pakistan's national average....
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Protest erupts in Gilgit Baltistan over arson at Karakoram International University

Yahoo Daily News 06 Jan 2021
Protest in Gilgit Baltistan over arson at Karakoram International University (ANI). Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK] January 6 (ANI). A protest broke out in the Gilgit-Baltistan region -- illegally occupied by Pakistan -- on Wednesday over arson at Karakoram International University....
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‘People of Gilgit-Baltistan living in Karachi have always supported PPP’

The News International 03 Jan 2021
Opposition leader in the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Amjad Advocate said the people hailing from Gilgit Baltistan in Karachi had always supported the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the metropolis and their hometowns ... He said the PPP had strong historical roots in the Gilgit Baltistan region....
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Pakistan: Government keen to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan, says minister

Gulf News 02 Jan 2021
Islamabad. Minister of Tourism for Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Nasir Ali Khan today said that the incumbent government was paying special focus on promotion of tourism in GB and would provide best accommodation facilities to tourists under its thousand guest houses project in the region ... Eco-tourism in GB ... ....
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Four Pakistan Army personnel killed as military chopper crashes in Gilgit-Baltistan

The Economic Times 27 Dec 2020
The chopper crashed in Minimarg area of Astore district on Saturday evening, the army said in a statement. It was transporting the body of a soldier to the military hospital in Skardu ... ....

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