February 04, 2005

UNREST IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN

by B.Raman

(Paper prepared for presentation at a seminar on India's Himalayan
Frontiers at the School of International Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi, on February 5, 2005)

While the current freedom struggle launched by the Baloch nationalists
in Balochistan has received the attention of the international
community, similar attention has not been paid to the growing unrest in the
Gilgit-Baltistan area of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), which has been under
Pakistani occupation since 1948. While the Pakistani authorities refer to
this area as the Northern Areas of Pakistan, the local nationalists,
who have launched a separatist struggle, call it by its historical name
of Balawaristan. Click to read more

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