Thursday, October 1, 2015

POK wants to be included in India-Ghar Vapsi


The breathtakingly beautiful Gilgit Baltistan wants to be a part of India
ShankhNaad's photo.

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Senge Hasnan Sering — activist and president of the Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies (IGBS) demanded that India intervene in the violation of human rights in PoK and open the Kargil border to ensure that divided families meet their ancestors in India. The IGBS is headquartered out of Washington D.C. and works for the betterment of the people of Gilgit Baltis...tan located in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Mr Sering was in the city of Mumbai to deliver lectures at IIT Powai and other educational institutes. Speaking to The Asian Age on Thursday Mr Sering said that if the Indian government did not insist on making the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan permanent, the people would be in favour of becoming part of India and not Pakistan.
" We want to be a part of India but the Indian government is considering making the LoC an international border,” said Mr Sering.
Gilgit-Baltistan was ruled by local rulers who converted to Islam from Hinduism and Buddhism in the 14th century.The territory became predominantly Muslim between 15th and 16th century and later during the Mughal Empire due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape.
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