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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Students' protest against fee hike enter third month in Gilgit Baltistan

Yahoo Daily News 13 Jan 2020
Anti-administration rallies and marches are being organised in almost all corners of Gilgit Baltistan....
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Man celebrates 70th birthday cycling 280km from Gilgit to Khunjerab Pass

Gulf News 29 Dec 2019
ISLAMABAD ... One example of Khawaja’s passion for cycling is he celebrated his 70th birthday on 5000-15000-ft above sea level in Pakistan’s scenic northern district Gilgit and travelled some 280-km to Khunjerab Pass ... In fact, it is an ideal vehicle not only of transport but also a cardiovascular exercise ... This you cannot do while driving a car ... ....
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Artists and musicians from Gilgit-Baltistan join the celebrations at Lok Mela

Dawn 24 Nov 2019
Folk musicians from Gilgit-Baltistan mesmerised the audience at the annual Lok Mela, held at the Lok Virsa in Shakarparian Saturday night ... “We will support every initiative that can lead to create national harmony and integration among the nation.” ... This multitude blend of culture is because of the strategic location of Gilgit,” an organiser said ... ....
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Awami Action Committee in PoK highlights Pakistan's misrule in Gilgit-Baltistan

Yahoo Daily News 21 Nov 2019
Gilgit [PoK], Nov 21 (ANI). Leaders of a Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) based party have challenged the Pakistani establishment to form a joint team and access the ground situation in Gilgit-Baltistan where the people for long have been facing the question of their survival for different reasons....
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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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