Tuesday, September 27, 2011

GBUM will continue struggle for free Gilgit-Baltistan: Manzoor Parwana

Washington DC, DC Thursday, August 04, 2011
The Chairperson of Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM), Manzoor Parwana, has vowed to continue the struggle for freedom of Gilgit-Baltistan. He was talking to the media from the Gilgit jail, where he is being held indefinitely for demanding cross line of control (LOC) travel and trade between Gilgit-Baltistan and Ladakh and withdrawal of Pakistani security forces from the disputed region. Gilgit-Baltistan is a UN-declared disputed territory which remains in Pakistani occupation since 1947.

He criticized Pakistani rulers for suppressing the voices of local people who have been demanding their constitutional rights since last six decades. He said, "Our freedom struggle will remain peaceful despite government's intentions of using brutal force against us. Our goal is to gain fundamental human rights including political emancipation. We are fighting against an apartheid regime and will be able to liberate this last surviving colony of the world". He thanked his party workers and friends for supporting him and braving Pakistani brutality.

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