Colonial Rule in Gilgit Baltistan

by Danish Khan

The rich mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan has become a new habitat of the most horrific and brutal parasite. The detail scientific study of parasites revealed that parasites live on the expense of their host. The brand name of the parasite under discussion is Pakistani military establishment. Unfortunately the host is the region of Gilgit and Baltistan. The discussion about the threat and danger this parasite possess is not even an issue. The major host of this parasite known as Balochistan is a classical example of blood sucking of its host.

The Pakistani state and media treating the region of Gilgit Baltistan like it was never an issue. One should ask them in last 62 years where were the people of Gilgit Baltistan? Why you never bother to establish a democratic political setup in the region? Now all of the sudden they have started to run the election campaign in the region. What are the aspirations and ambitions behind it? How on earth the people of Gilgit Baltistan can trust the most hypocrite state run by the military and Feudal Landlords. The region of Gilgit Baltistan was and it is the part of the state of the Jammu and Kashmir, the Karachi accord of 1949 was a joke with the people of Gilgit Baltistan. The ruling classes of Kashmir and the Pakistan are the culprits of the people of Gilgit Baltistan. Constitutionally Pakistan has absolutely no authority over the region to decide the fate of the two million people of disputed Jammu and Kashmir. It is a violation of the UN resolution which has only mandated temporary administrative authority over this region till the dispute is resolved.

The breath taking mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan is the most underdeveloped region of the sub continent. Alarmingly low literacy level, the absence of industry, deplorable roads and communication links, the lack of energy resources, and the lack of job opportunities have fuelled the resentment and rebellion amongst the people in the region. The left of the Pakistani Occupied Kashmir has created a new network with the progressive elements in the Gilgit Baltistan. A new red wave of revolution is starting to breeze in the mountains. Pakistani ruling classes are behaving like colonial powers in the region and imposing their own institutions against the popular will of the people of this unfortunate region. The progressive forces of the region have totally rejected this oppression by the Pakistan.

The resources of the region should be used for the welfare of the people of that region. It is understood that in the present colonial status of the Jammu and Kashmir, the resources have been exploited by the ruling classes of both Pakistan and India. Thus it is dialectical need of the time to have a national democratic revolution in the region, which will overthrow the oppressive arm forces of the both imperial countries. The emancipation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir can play an important role in the victory of the working class people of the Pakistan and India. It is a time of collaboration among the progressive left of the region. The left of Pakistan and Kashmir are showing solidarity by marching in the capital against the colonial rule over the people of Gilgit Baltistan. The message of red revolution has been started echoing in the mountainous region. The new dawn is in not far away when the slogan of revolution “Har zulm ka aik jawab, Inquilab Inquilab” will find its way through the mountains and it will reach in the every city and the slum of the country.

8 Responses to “Colonial Rule in Gilgit Baltistan”

  1. It is unfortunate that nationalist political leaders & workers in Gilgit Balristan didn’t marched and resisted against so called package and imposition of governor rule over the region. We are struggling for united independent secular and democratic states of Jammu & Kashmir.

    Jamil Maqsood

    • Danish Khan Says:

      Comrade, most of the time the people of Gilgit Baltistan have been left alone by the progressive nationalists parties of POK. Thus there are concers and complains on both sides. But the dialectical need of the time is to Aware, Educate, Organize and Mobilize the working class and peasantry of the oppressed and occupied region.

      Freedom, Democracy, Equality!!

  2. Shaheen Sultan Dhanji Says:

    Comrade Danish,

    I agree with your sentiments — we need to strive for awareness and constructing a path to reach out to the oppressed and marginalised people who are melting into an abyss of total destruction and death. this is unacceptable.

    I urge all comrades to organise a platform where we are making a difference and not just talking about these areas that need our utmost attention. I can be reached at should you fancy to communicate shared aspirations for Gilgit Baltistan.

    I always relish reading your material. let’s work together on some conflictual issues that are paralysing the vulnerable.

    In solidarity,
    Comrade Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

  3. Danish Khan Says:

    Comrade Dhanji, we are working in cities, towns, slums, colleges, universities and trying to reach out the wide spectrum of people. It will be wonderful to work togeher for the welfare and emancipation of oppressed people.

  4. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, Chairman United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) has “warmly welcomed” resumption of talks between India’s and Pakistan’s Foreign Secretaries in New Delhi. Party Chairman who is now a days on tour to the United Kingdom to meet with the local Party units, civil society representatives, Human Rights Organizations and Kashmiri diaspora political leaders and activist, including meeting with Members British Parliament and Members of the European Parliament and British Foreign and Commonwealth Asia desk to discuss prevailing social and political disorder in the region and particularly in Pakistan and areas adjacent to Afghanistan. Talking to different delegations met him Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri said that we would have to differentiate two things (1), what is global concern and (2), what is regional conflict. In today’s world the issue of terrorism is a global concern and the entire world intend to get rid of this evil and intend to eradicate such forces behind it. Secondly there are still many regional issues which can only be resolved when trust prevails and constituency of peace and mutual understanding expands. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri told the delegations that by using religion as weapon and terrorism as foreign policy tool or so called strategic depth would not yield any pragmatic and fruitful results in the brotherly and good relations between both counties. He also said that Government of Pakistan should tighten ban and nab all those terrorists organization who have started their activities and hatred agenda by changing their names and under so called welfare activities. It is time for the world community to focus on financial aid to Pakistan if it is not properly and duly utilized to develop social sector infrastructure, to eradicate unemployment, backwardness, ignorance and poverty among the different marginalized sections of the society. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri expressed good wishes on resumption of dialogues between Indian and Pakistan and also despair that there is no change of tune, but still we should hopeful that the only peaceful manners of diplomacy and dialogues could be helpful to combat terrorism and fanaticism in the entire region. Talking about Afghanistan Party chair said that Afghanistan is a sovereign and independent member of the community of nations and she is independent to maintain her warm relations with any country of the world. No neighboring country have right to seek strategic depth by violating its boundaries in the name of its own state interest. Every nation and country has its own interest and each and everyone’s interest can only be protected if they don’t trespass and abide by the respect of each other’s internal state of affairs Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri added.

    Issued by,
    Jamil Maqsood

  5. Blood-Ink-Diary Says:

    Is your blog active?

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