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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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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China-Pakistan together in Gilgit-Baltistan, India may face battle in two and half fronts

The Economic Times 01 Jul 2020
China-Pakistan together in Gilgit-Baltistan, India may face battle in two and half fronts ... ....
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Pakistan Deploys 20,000 Soldiers Along LoC In PoK And Gilgit Baltistan

News18 01 Jul 2020
Pakistani deployment of two divisions of troops matches with the Chinese deployment along the LAC. ....
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