Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gilgit Baltistan United Movement

Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement

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Edit summary (Briefly describe the changes you have made): Pakistani autonomist movement with support from local politicians

The Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) is a political movement, supported by local politicians that demands a fully autonomous state comprising of Gilgit and Baltistan, also known as the Northern Areas. Gilgit-Baltistan leaders reject Musharraf's empowerment package,
( Asian News International, November 2, 2007. )
Among more practical revendications, the GBUM demands that the Gilgit-Baltistan regions, officially known as the Northern Areas, should be represented in the Kashmir Council of Azad Kashmir and that the Northern Areas Legislative Council should be given the status of a legislative assembly and given similar rights granted to the existing Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
(Gilgit Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) Letter to Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, October 12, 2006. )
According to the GBUM, the region enjoyed a brief period of independence between November 1, 1947, when the suzerainty of the Dogra rulers of the Kashmir princely state ceased to exist, and November 16, 1947, when the Pakistani army occupied the region.
( Sarwar Kashani, Gilgit leaders call official Independence Day a 'joke', Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), Wednesday November 21, 2007. )
The Chairperson is Manzoor Hussain Parwana, the Secretary General is Ghulam Shehzad Agha. The both polotical leadres belong to Baltistan ,Pakistan controled part of Ladakh (J&K)


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