Senge H Sering, Gilgit-Baltistan activist and Director of Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies in Washington DC.  |  Photo Credit: ANI
- The Gilgit-Baltistan region was created by Pakistan as a separate territory out of Jammu and Kashmir as per the Karachi Agreement in 1949, sans any deliberations with the local community and leadership
Geneva: In yet another jolt to Pakistan’s antics of falsely claiming at international forums that Kashmir is part of their country, an activist for the terror-stricken Gilgit-Baltistan region said at the United Nations on Wednesday that the region is very much a part of India.
“Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of India. The members of the United Nations need to realise that Pakistan has become a huge stumbling block for the last 70 years,” Senge H Sering, an activist from Gilgit-Baltistan and the Director of the Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies in Washington DC, said at the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.
He added that Islamabad was just pretending to stand in solidarity with the people of the Gilgit-Baltistan region and Kashmir, but the world, especially the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, are aware of the fact that Pakistan has been abusing and using the people of J&K for their own benefit.
The Gilgit-Baltistan region was created by Pakistan as a separate territory out of Jammu and Kashmir as per the Karachi Agreement in 1949, sans any deliberations with the local community and leadership.
Even as Pakistan creates a global uproar over India’s decision to abrogate Article 370, stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and integrating the Valley with the rest of the country, the Islamic nation blatantly ignores the fact that it had unlawfully grabbed power from the Gilgit-Baltistan leadership a year ago.
Sering had last month demanded that India must provide representation for the Gilgit-Baltistan region in the Indian Parliament to bolster its claim on the territory.