Gilgit Baltistan

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    Everyone talks about the alleged "atrocities" by Indian forces in Kashmir. All these talks comes from only across our border from the west. However there is an area called Gilgit Baltistan in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, now illegally occupied by Pakistan where there has been dissent from the time of independence itself. Nothing from that region comes out in the media as its shut off from the rest of the world, while all media attention is focussed on the alleged atrocities in Kashmir by India.

    Revolt Brewing in the so-called Northern Areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
     
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    A Brief History of Gilgit

    A Brief History of Gilgit Independent Indian: Work & Life of Dr Subroto Roy
     
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    Attached is a research paper that was published in Dawn Lifestyle Edition of December 11, 2004 with the title ‘Northern Areas Cry for Help’. In order to fulfill the requirements of newspaper its academics parts were
    removed. For readers I am including academic sections of the paper in this version. This paper was written in March 2001. Therefore, some of the observations might not reflect the dominant discourse regarding
    role of political Islam in post 9/11 period.
    The writer holds MSc in Philosophy of Social Science from London School of Economics and Political
    Science.
     
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    Historical facts about Kashmir, Gilgit and Baltistan

    Sawf News : Historical facts about Kashmir, Gilgit and Baltistan
     
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    What is happening in the Northern Areas is not anything new.

    In a Sunni majority country, the Shias will always be discriminated.

    In fact, a Pakistani MP had stated that Shias are Kaffirs and should be labelled so. I do not have the link.
     
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    Sir,
    Its more than the Shia Sunni divide here.
    There is more history than that there.
    In the entire issue of Kashmir and its settlement, no one talks of this area which has been under Pakistani control against the wishes of the people. In India, the Kashmiris have all the rights as Indians and are given all the freedom. There is none such available to the people of Gilgit Baltistan. Nobody hears their voices. Neither has the Indian government done anything when Pakistan claims human rights violation in Indian Kashmir.
     
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    Pakistani president signs Gilgit-Baltistan autonomy order
    2009-09-07 12:54:54 GMT2009-09-07 20:54:54 (Beijing Time) xinhuanet

    ISLAMABAD, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday signed the Gilgit-Baltistan Internal Autonomy Ordinance 2009,allowing the region to exercise its political dependence, local TV channel ARY News reported.

    In its special meeting Aug. 29, Pakistan's federal cabinet approved the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009, which would be implemented through a presidential ordinance.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani earlier said that replacing the Northern Areas Governance Order 1994, Gilgit-Baltistan had been proposed as the new official name of the Northern Areas where a governor would be appointed by the president to represent the federation.

    Besides changing its nomenclature to Gilgit Baltistanr, the government aimed at giving the Northern Areas full internal autonomy, local media reported.

    Gilani said the Chief Minister of the region will be elected by the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, who will be assisted by six ministers.

    The Northern Areas is the northernmost part of Pakistan. It became a single administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas." With its administrative center at the town of Gilgit, Gilgit Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 1,000,000.

    Pakistani president signs Gilgit-Baltistan autonomy order - World News - SINA English

    What really GoP is trying to do by this ?
     
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    It's trying it's luck in pacifying the discontent there.
     
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    Some old and relatively new reports but increasingly relevant considering the times esp Chinese setting base in GB
     

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