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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Gilgit-Baltistan and Aug 14

Dawn 19 Sep 2020
Sadly the nearly 2.2 million people of Gilgit-Baltistan did not join in the festivities whole-heartedly. Gilgit-Baltistan has a population of more than 2.2 million who are intensely patriotic and have always fiercely defended the motherland....
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Wake-up call for Gilgit-Baltistan

Beijing News 19 Sep 2020
Recently Pakistan's opposition parties thwarted an attempt by Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan government to hold a consultative meeting to discuss a constitutional package for Gilgit Baltistan (GB) by boycotting the session called by the Parliamentary Standing Committee for National Security....
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Pakistan to soon make occupied Gilgit-Baltistan its 5th province

Zeenews 18 Sep 2020
The Imran Khan government is soon going to illegally integrate the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region by making it Pakistan's fifth province ... ....
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Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan move has China's backing?

The Times of India 18 Sep 2020
Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan's status to that of a full-fledged province, a Pakistani media report on Thursday quoted a senior minister as saying ... China has been pressuring Pakistan for several years now to incorporate Gilgit-Baltistan as a full fledged province....
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Pakistan to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to full-fledged province: Report

The Economic Times 17 Sep 2020
India has clearly conveyed to Pakistan that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of the country by virtue of its fully legal and irrevocable accession ... ....
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Pak. to make Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province: report

The Hindu 17 Sep 2020
Imran to make announcement during his visit to the region’ .......
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Pakistan says Gilgit-Baltistan to be elevated to full fledged province

Yahoo Daily News 17 Sep 2020
Weeks after releasing a political map that laid untenable claims to Indian territories, Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to the status of a full-fledged province, according to a Pakistani minister quoted in a media report....
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Pak says it will elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to a province

The Siasat Daily 17 Sep 2020
Weeks after releasing a political map that laid untenable claims to Indian territories, Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to the status of a full-fledged province, according to a Pakistani minister quoted in a media report....
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Pak to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to full-fledged province: Report

Yahoo Daily News 17 Sep 2020
Islamabad, Sep 17 (PTI) Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan's status to that of a full-fledged province, a Pakistani media report on Thursday quoted a senior minister as saying ... Gandapur said Gilgit-Baltistan would be given adequate representation on all constitutional bodies, including the National Assembly and the Senate....
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