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We are #Jammu We are #Kashmir We are #GilgitBaltistan We are #Ladakh We are #AksaiChin Open your ears & eyes listen carefully! We are one State A Internationally disputed territory people of #JammuKashmir will make our own decisions not foreigners #Pakistan #India #UN #IOK #POK
Azaad Kashmir known as (free Kashmir) where politicians are forced to sign a declaration “I solemnly declare I believe the ideology of Pakistan the state’s accession to Pakistan & integrity sovereignty of #Pakistan A Dictatorship Black Laws imposed on the people of #AJK #POK ImageImage
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In 1930, when the Mir of Hunza's representatives were in Kashgar to pay the annual tribute, the chief official in that town, the Tao-yin Ma Shao-wu, declared that the Mir had no rights whatsoever either in Raskam or in the Taghdumbash Pamir.

#HunzaValley #GilgitBaltistan
He announced that the Chinese would now tax the Mil's flocks if they were gazed north of the main watershed, and, further,
he told the Mir's representatives that the Hunza men could only continue to cultivate their plots in Raskam if they accepted the fact that they were Chinese citizens.
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#Thread 🚨🚨 #Read ⚠️

#Mountains of North #India
From North to South.

1- Karakoram Range
Highest Peak - K2 Godwin Austin
2- Ladakh Range
Highest Peak - Raka Poshi, Gilgit
3- Zanskar Range
Highest Peak- Mount Kamet
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The two accessions are completely different and it would be a distorsion of history if one claims that the two cases are the same.
Here are the reasons:
1. The accession to India by Hari Singh was conditional (to a plebiscite). Hunza was unconditional and permanent.
2. The masses in Kashmir (minus Sh. Abdullah) were against it. Ref: read the letter of K.H Khurshid from Srinagar on 12.10.1947 to M.A Jinnah.
In Hunza (& also Nagar), historian do not record any such objection.

@iAliTajGB @AbdulKhalidPTI @jamilnagri can attest to this
3. Hari Singh, as per international law was in no position to sign the accession. Because
- he didnt have control over his state (AJK already made a parallel govt).
- he wasn't in anyway a true representative of the people of majority of J&K. Mirs of Hunza, Nagar were!!
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#Pakistan, where #terrorists are called martyrs & grieving families who lost their loved ones are called blackmailers.
Callous comments by #ImranKhan calling grieving families of #HazraGenocide as "Blackmailers" has sparked protests in different parts of Pakistan.#GilgitBaltistan
Thousands of locals in #Pakistan Occupied #Kashmir protested against the atrocities committed by Pak Army in #HazaraGenocide

Skardo in POK #GilgitBaltistan rocks with slogans of "#PakistanArmy responsible for #Terrorism"
#Pakistan's atrocities in #Balochistan has reached an all time high.
On Sunday, armed attackers had slit the throats of 11 miners in #Balochistan's Mach coalfield area, filming the entire incident & later posting it online.
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The massacre of 11 miners in #Balochistan is more of a 'strategic act' than sectarianism. Terrorism in Balochistan cannot be completely controlled without addressing the wider roles of #India & #Iran in #Afghanistan. /1


Many analysts see #hazaragenocide & #Shiagenocide in #Balochistan as part of a local sectarianism problem inside #Pakistan or regionally linked to #Iran & #KSA tussle. But it could have more to do with #Afghanistan than Pakistan or the #Gulf. /2
To understand why #Balochistan incident (incl #Hazara/#Shia attacks) may not necessarily be sectarianism and more an offshoot of a bigger strategic problem, consider this #Ashura attack in #Karachi, which was not sectarian: /3… &…
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(Excerpts from the book by Maj William A Brown)

Dedicated to the brave & gallant people of GB


In Peshawar, enroute for Chitral, Maj Brown was told by Lt Col Roger Bacon, then Political Agent in Gilgit, that the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten...
... had decided (for reasons which were not clear to Bacon and which are still not clear) that the 1935 British lease of the Gilgit Agency from the Maharaja of J & K (a lease which still had 49 yrs to run) was going to be terminated and that the Agency, with a 99% Muslim ...

... population was going to be returned to the Hindu rule of the Dogra Maharaja, Sir Hari Singh.

On 1 Aug 1947, charge of the Gilgit Agency was handed over to the Kashmir State.

It soon became apparent that the whole country, from the Rulers of the small States of Hunza...
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Pak’s plan to elevate #GilgitBaltistan into a full fledged province is contrary to its 73 yrs stand on Kashmir, reflects its #duplicity.The move is also to facilitate Chinese financed MoqpondassSEZ in Gilgit& other CPEC projects. #StandWithGilgitBaltistan
The Pakistani state had betrayed their 'own' people once by selling off their land of #ShaksgamValley to #China in 1962.

When their own government doesn't consider them as citizens, then we #Indians must #StandWithGilgitBaltistan
The CPEC is a knife that will cut through the lands & lives of local peoples of #GilgitBaltistan, Pok, Sindh, and Balochistan and their blood will write the story of Chinese Colonialism!

It has to stop for Pakistani people's sake!
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Spectacular beauty of the #Astore Valley, #GilgitBaltistan: trekked from Rupal to Rama Meadows around the NE side of Nanga Parbat. #Pakistan is a #hiker’s paradise! (1/4)
Inclement weather meant changed plans, but safety comes first. We opted at #RamaMeadows not to continue on to #FairyMeadows as originally envisaged. But a great reason to go back! (2/4)
#GilgitBaltistan is a beautiful yet fragile environment: what a privilege to visit and meet the people of #Astore, who work hard to support their families in high pastures and summer settlements, and the backbreaking labour of women harvesting grass. (3/4)
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۱- جنرل امجد شعیب اسرائیل سے دوستی کے حق ہیں انہوں نے علمائے دین کو جاہل قرار دیا جو اسرائیل کے دشمن ہیں

Spy plane an evidence of Indo-Israeli collaboration: PAF… (11 June 2002)

۲ - جنرل امجد شعیب اسرائیل سے دوستی کے حق ہیں انہوں نے علمائے دین کو جاہل قرار دیا جو اسرائیل کے دشمن ہیں

Spy plane an evidence of Indo-Israeli collaboration: PAF… (11 June 2002)

رٹو طوطے کی جناح کی ۱۱ اگست کی تقریر کو ڈھول پر پیٹنے والے جناح کو اسرائیل پر بھی پڑھ لیں

How India's Muslim backlash, led by Jinnah, thwarted the Balfour

Israel News |…

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This week I was able to travel to 4 districts in #GilgitBaltistan to meet freelancers and individuals working at various private organizations. Internet issues are far more worrying than I knew previously.


Within the densely populated Gilgit city, there are a number of neighborhoods that don't even get signals of one of the major telecom operators that provide 3G/4G services. In areas of Sonikot, you have to get to the roof to catch signals.


The representatives at an SCO franchise in NLI Market were unable to explain the speed to expect for subscribing to a certain data package. They kept insisting, a separate 4G device that costs Rs. 3,500 can fix the issue. It was out of stock.


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#India #China
STATUS : 7 Points

1. Talks & Meetings at All Levels (Military, Diplomatic & Special Representatives) & Disengagements towards DeInduction & DeInduction...In Progress
2. Tensions and Preparation for Any Contingencies and Security Challenges...
3. Review, Reset & Changes at All Elements of Power : Diplomacy, Economy, Trade & Decisions/Resolutions/National Wills...RECAST...
4. Trust in #China & #PLA SHATTERED. Especially on their Agreements, Protocols and Practices after 15 Jun 2020 - #Galwan : New Rules Of Engagements (ROEs)
5. Complete Restoration of Status Quo, Complete Disengagement and also be Prepared for QPQ, incase.. : Current Glare
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Pakistan offers India consular access to Jadhav for a third time: FO (17 July 2020 Dawn) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi clarifies his position to Mr @arsched on #ARYNews

Pakistan offers India consular access to Jadhav for a third time: FO (17 July 2020 Dawn) PTI Federal Minister for Human Rights Ms Shireen Mazari clarifies her position to Ms @NasimZehra

Pakistan offers India consular access to Jadhav for a third time: FO (17 July 2020 Dawn) PTI Federal Minister for Human Rights Ms Shireen Mazari gave her candid view to Mr @arsched on #ARYNews

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This is going to be a long thread, please bear with me.

The first time I was introduced to the internet was in 2004 when #KADO started an internet cafe in #Hunza, charged Rs. 10 per hour to surf the web. It worked like a miracle.

#Internet4GilgitBaltistan #GilgitBaltistan
Little did we know about this tech, an even bigger concern was electricity, still a pressing issue across #GilgitBaltistan. The UPS batteries and backup generators weren't enough so we waited for hours just to log in to the sweet Yahoo! Mail account.

A year later, went to Gilgit and found out the internet was quite slow compared to Hunza. It was totally the contrary to what I have been expecting. Another year later went to Abbottabad for further studies and the charm of a faster internet was back.

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The art of rock carving is present in all regions of Gilgit Baltistan, mainly in the districts of Diamir, Hunza & Nagar and Baltistan in Pakistan. Speaking specifically of Baltistan, these engravings can be seen on former settlements and popular old routes along the Indus
and Shyok. Dr. Ahmad Hasan Dani has classified these rock engravings into four categories. The oldest category includes rock carvings dating from at least two millennia BC and even dating back to the fifth or sixth millennium BC. The inhabitants were hunter-gatherers
who knew how to make stone tools (arrowhead) and most probably they hunted in groups. (The rock engravings show a bow, an arrow and a group of hunters hunting). After these, the second group includes images of demigods, herders and communities and shepherds, probably nomads
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Genesis of 5th Aug 2019 in J&K

#ShyamaPrasadMukherji who faught against Nehru-Sheikh agenda of EK DESH DO PRADHAN, NO VIDHAN AND DO NISHAN in J&K was arrested on 11thMay1953 by Sheikh and died on 23 June 1953 under mysterious conditions and no inquiry conducted.
Nehru had extra love for Sheikh Abdullah. For that he made Maharaja to leave State forever, made Sheikh PM without any election, introduced Article 370 and allowed elections of Constituent Assembly to be without any opposition and gave unchallenged control of State to Sheikh.
Nehru called Sheikh a great Democrat and secular but irony is that no opposition party was allowed to contest election for Constituent Assembly and office bearers of National conference became Govt with no base in Jammu and Ladakh.
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India need to take tough stand when Pakistan is already isolated and China is facing outcry of world in this #ChineseCoronaVirus India should also strengthen Chahbahar port to counter #CPEC and defeat unholy alliance btw Pakistan and China.
@narendramodi @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia
1. Historically, Balochistan was a sovereign.In1947, when the British left the sub-continent. Kalat-Balochistan remained a free and independent country. The Khan of Kalat approached India for protection but no positive response by the Jawahar Lal Nehru led government.
2. Balochistan, the most volatile province in the southwestern borders of Pakistan has been struggling since 1948 against Pakistani illegal occupation. Balochistan got independence from the British on August 11, 1947 but was illegaly occupied by pakistan since march 1948.
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@narendramodi ji @AmitShah ji
1. Earstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir came into existence by The Treaty of Amritsar on 16 March 1846 between the British East India Company and Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu.
2. The entire princely state of Jammu and Kashmir became an integral part of India by signing of the Instrument of Accession by Maharaja Hari Singh in October 1947.
3. But right at beginning Pakistan attacked Jammu and Kashmir and occupied a major portion of the territory of J&K
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Since the coming of #Islam to #Kashmir, since 1389 there have been 7 recorded exoduses of Kashmiri #Hindus and #Sikhs due to genocide and persecution at the hands of radical Islam.
The first exodus OF #Hindus from #Kashmir (AD 1389-1413) was under the Shah Mir Dynasty. Tourists may not notice that the iconic Dal Lake has a mass grave of Kashmiri Hindus known as "Bhatt Mazar" or "grave of Brahmins".
The second mass exodus (1506-1585) of Kashmiri #Hindus and #Buddhists was under Ali Shah Chak Dynasty, which made the persecution of Kashmiri Hindus a royal policy.

They boasted that they killed 900 Hindus daily for refusing to convert to Islam.
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#AJK #GilgitBaltistan #Kashmir

Story of 90 Years imprisonment
Name: Iftikhar Husain Karbalai
For the people who wave their flag:

You don't want to look that does not mean we are in heaven.
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Despite the vocal demands of the civil society, rights activists and various resolutions adopted by the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly for greater autonomy and full citizenship rights, no prospect is being made to ensure to meet the concerns of People of #GilgitBaltistan.
Gilgit Baltistan is still living in the Constitutional Limbo, it feels like the people of Gilgit-Baltistan are being abandoned by Political elites sitting in Islamabad. People of land are certainly holding up with an identity crisis.#71independencedayGB #GilgitBaltistan 2/2
The region is a gateway to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and, yet it is ignored on many policy matters. The bureaucracy is running the region's affairs with policy driven from federal while undermining the local leadership. #71independencedayGB #GilgitBaltistan
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Despite internal recommendations, #Pakistan continues to abuse &has failed to observe state subject rule. Locals are forcefully evicted from their land & property. Freedom of expression is brutally suppressed under Pakistan National action plan: Jamil Maqsood, PoK activist
Hundreds of political activist are killed, abducted & tortured, members of civil society, journalists,&politicians including the killing of Arif Shahid in Rawalpindi. Activists like Baba Jan are languishing in jails: Jamil Maqsood at the 38th Session of the UNHRC
He has urged the Chairman of the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to take the notice of all such actions by the #Pakistan & the atrocities committed by the state on the people of #GilgitBaltistan.
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