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  Baltistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistani Baltistan (the districts of Skardu (Skardo) and Ganche) lies within the Northern Areas of Pakistan, a de facto federal dependency of Pakistan administered directly from Islamabad; its main town is Skardu.
Indian Baltistan (the district of Kargil) is located in the north of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The adjoining territory of Baltistan forms the west extremity of Tibet, whose natural limits here are the Indus from its abrupt southward bend in 74 45 E., and the mountains to the north and west, separating a comparatively peaceful Tibetan population from the fiercer Aryan tribes beyond.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltistan   (518 words)

 Baltistan: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Baltistan is a region in the far north of Kashmir Kashmir quick summary:
The balti are the descendants of an amalagam of tibetan, turkic and dard people, whose population of 400,000 is found in the pakistani-controlled baltistan...
Skardu is the capital city of baltistan a subdivision of the northern areas of pakistan....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/baltistan.htm   (843 words)

 Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Baltiyul, Balti language, History Baltistan, Tibetan, Cultural , Linguistic Links, Ladakh, ...
The boundaries of contemporary Baltistan are defined by Gilgit in the west, Indian part of Ladakh in the east, Kashmir in the south, and to the north, along the crest of the Karakoram mountain range, the border with Sinkiang, China.
The population of Baltistan (and Ladakh) is a heterogeneous mixture of Mongoloid Tibetan, and Aryan and Indian blood (Vigne 1844).
Baltistan and Ladakh, with similar ethnic and cultural traditions, have been separated for the past 56 years, which is an anathema for this peace-loving nation.
members.tripod.com /~India_resource/balti-human-rights.html   (4836 words)

 Pakistan-administered Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Areas, consisting of the regions of Gilgit and Baltistan.
Baltistan was western district of Ladakh province which was annexed by Pakistan in 1948.
Both regions of Gilgit and Baltistan are administered as a de facto "Federal Territory" of Pakistan by a Pakistani minister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan_Occupied_Kashmir   (322 words)

Baltistan was liberated by the Gilgit scout and local people in 1948.
After a meeting of heads of Indian and Pakistani armies, which was held in Karachi to ascertain the borders and dispose off other matters after the ceasefire,the Indian army chief wrote a letter to his Pakistani counterpart saying that some of their (of Jammu and Kashmir) abducted girls have not been returned.
It is the discretion of the people of Jammu and Kashmir (including Gilgit Baltistan) that they vote in favour of Pakistan or India, through right of self-determination or they vote in favour of their independent state.
balawaristan.net /background.htm   (2873 words)

 Secular-Right India: Baltistan
Baltistan is situated at the northern end of pre-partition Kashmir.
The area purportedly has a population of 400,000 though the number is difficult to verify in the absence of a proper census.
The Baltistan Student Federation boycotted the 50th anniversary of Pakistan in 1997.
secular-right.blogspot.com /2006/01/baltistan.html   (656 words)

Baltistan is the divided part of Ladakh and we request Pakistan, India and the World Powers to strive for the reunification of Ladakh.
Before, 1947, Baltistan had always remained part of Ladakh Wazarat and therefore, whenever a plebiscite is arranged in the future in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the regions of Baltistan and Ladakh should be united as one entity to determine their choice.
South of it is the Jammu province, to the east is Ladakh, and north of it, Baltistan; farther north are the regions of Hunza and Nagir, and west of them, the Gilgit agency, composed of several political districts.
iref.homestead.com /baltistan.html   (4392 words)

 LADAKH AND BALTISTAN - LoveToKnow Article on LADAKH AND BALTISTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Leh is the capital of Lad akh, and the road to Leh from Srinagar lies up the lovely Sind valley to the sources of the river at the Zoji La Pass (11,300 ft.) in the Zaskar range.
This is the range which, skirting the southern edge of the upland plains of Deosai in Baltistan, divides them from the valley of Kashmir, and then continues to Nanga Parbat (26,620 fL) and beyond that mountain stretches to the north of Swat and Bajour.
To the south-east it is an unbroken chain till it merges into the line of snowy peaks seen from Simla and the plains of Indiathe range which reaches past Chini to the famous peaks of Gangotri, Nandadevi and Nampa.
www.1911ency.org /L/LA/LADAKH_AND_BALTISTAN.htm   (1528 words)

 The Indus Telegraph || Baltistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Baltistan is one of the six regions of undivided Jammu and Kashmir.
Skardo, the capital of Baltistan, was the winter capital of the province while Leh, the capital of central Ladakh, was the summer capital.
People of Baltistan request the leadership of Pakistan to accept the proposals sent by Indian government to open the Kargil-Skardo road and allow Baltis on both sides of LOC to be united.
www.industelegraph.com /story/2006/4/21/55027/0855   (9264 words)

 Pushp & Warikoo: Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh - Linguistic Predicament
Baltistan, actually a complex of beautiful valleys, is situated amid the famous ranges of Himalaya and Karakoram, straddling the river Indus, between Ladakh and Gilgit.
Baltistan presents a beautiful contrast of high peaks, deep gorges, straddling glaciers, vast deserts, sandy plains, turquoise blue lakes, colourful panorama, lush green oases and villages.
The people of Baltistan, dubbed as -mini Tibet-, are related to the Tibetans and their language is a branch of the Tibetan language and retains many features of archaic Tibetan pronounciation.
www.koshur.org /Linguistic/7.html   (3678 words)

 Makan Time in Singapore - Singapore unofficial food page
Baltistan has no connection with the present wave of cooking known as "Balti cooking".
Baltistan (or Balti-yul) is situated in the dry arid Karakoram mountains between the international borders of China & the northern sector of the disputed "Kashmir" territories of India & Pakistan.
The main dish from Baltistan is a pasta/noodle dish known as "bal-ley" very little meat is eaten & most dishes are based around root crops, lentils, wheat & barley.
www.makantime.com /note06.htm   (224 words)

 The Core Issue -- KASHMIR
But as the new generation enters the information age, in Baltistan's de facto capital, Skardu, more and more Baltis are dreaming of the day when the ceasefire lines will no longer separate them from their Himalayan kins in Kargil and Ladakh.
Baltistan has seen some development projects in recent years, but most locals believe that these have been provided more due to the regions strategic importance than because of Islamabad's concern for the welfare of Baltis.
European historians claim that the original inhabitants of Western Tibet, Ladakh and Baltistan were the so-called Aryan 'Dards', and have suggested that Bolor (the name of Gilgit and Baltistan) was once a centre of Bon 'shamanism', the indigenous religion of the High Himalaya.
www.defencejournal.com /feb-mar99/core-kashmir.htm   (1666 words)

Very little is known of the origins of the inhabitants, but the architecture, the features of the indigenous population and the similarity of the modern-day Balti language to archaic Tibetan has earned their abode the nickname of "Little Tibet".
The capital of Baltistan is Skardu, strategically placed near the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers.
At an altitude of 2300 meters, Skardu is surrounded by sharp peaks in breathtaking hues of ochre, grey, violet and fl.
www.south-asia.com /pakistan/balti.htm   (867 words)

 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
He claims that Pakistan has denied the inhabitants of Baltistan their full political rights and that the area is completely militarized.
He also attaches a copy of a letter, dated 15 August 1994, from the Baltistan Student Federation, in which the author is advised to remain in Canada, since the circumstances under which an arrest warrant was issued against him are still prevailing.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), to which the Baltistan Student Federation is allegedly associated, is one of the numerous militant organizations that operate in the Kashmir region of both India and Pakistan, some of whom advocate independence while others advocate accession to Pakistan.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/cat/decisions/catD-Canada1.htm   (5321 words)

 The Week Statescan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Baltistan, which is part of the northern areas from where the soldiers of Northern Light Infantry which partly spearheaded and supported the Kargil infiltration, are recruited, was annexed by the Dogra rulers of Srinagar in 1840.
Gilgit, Baltistan and Diamont form the core of this region, about 80,000 square kilometres with a few lakh people.
The accession, the war of 1947-48 and the ceasefire of 1948 left India holding two-third and Pakistan with one-third of Jammu and Kashmir.
www.the-week.com /24feb22/currentevents_article4.html   (1312 words)

 'If we had a choice between India and Pakistan, we would not be part of Pakistan'
Sunnis are in majority in Dardistan (Diamar), Shia in Baltistan and Nagir, Noor Buxi in Baltistan (Ghanchhe, Khapoolo) and Ismailia in Brooshaal (Yasen, Hunza, Pooyaal, Ishkomen and Goopes).
Shias and Ismailis are mostly Boohoo (Yashkoon) ethnically, the Shias of Baltistan belong to the Balti stock, and the Sunnis of Dardistan (Diamar) are mostly Sheen (Dard) ethnically.
A.: The people of Baltistan and Astore, which are areas near the Indian-held JandK border, have been badly affected, due to the Indian Army's retaliation to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.
www.hvk.org /articles/1201/22.html   (2363 words)

 Viewpoint: Gilgit, Baltistan back on agenda : HindustanTimes.com/UK: News for UK Asians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Legally and constitutionally areas of Gilgit and Baltistan are part of State of Jammu and Kashmir; and after defeat of the Maharaja troops in 1947, these areas were taken over by government of Pakistan.
These people are nationalists of Gilgit and Baltistan, and they oppose Pakistani rule there, and they suffer because of their political views and activities.
In Gilgit and Baltistan on the other hand, these riots are termed as 'terrorism', which implies that people of the area are fighting for their rights.
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/Nov/06/5983_1537017,00430005.htm   (1496 words)

 Trekking in Baltistan,Northern areas of Pakistan, Baltistan trekking guide maps of Karakoram Himalayas mountain peaks ...
Bordered to the North by the Sinkiang province of China, to the East by Ladakh, to the south by Kashmir and to the west by Gilgit-Hunza, Baltistan has remained largely isolated from the outside world.
Very little is known of the origins of the local people, but the cultural traits, the features of the indigenous population and the similarity of the Balti language to archaic Tibetan has earned this area the nickname of "Little Tibet".
The capital of Baltistan is Skardu, located near the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers.
www.fmntrekking.com.pk /baltistan.html   (235 words)

 [Eco-list] IUCN News - Environment-friendly Tourism in Northern Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He lauded the role of local journalists of Baltistan regarding environment and establishment of environmental journalists which is a step towards promotion of pollution-free environment in these areas.
President Baltistan Association for Environmental Journalists stressed upon the people of Baltistan to keep the traditional peaceful and hospitable feelings because without these feelings we cannot work for development and prosperity of this remote corner of the country.
The speakers lauded the role of Baltistan Union of Journalists Press Club Skardu, Baltistan Association of environmental Journalists and IUCN/ NACS for holding an impressive and meaningful seminar and expressed hope that the local journalists will continue their efforts for environment in these areas.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/eco-list/2001-June/001639.html   (1033 words)

 HOTEL YURT AND YAK SARAI - Karakoram Treks and Tours
Skardu, capital of Baltistan, is the perched 2438.40 meters (7, 500 feet) above sea level in the backdrop of the great peaks of the karakoram mountains range.
Baltistan is known as the “Tibet-e-Khurd” or Little Tibet since its life style reflects that of the Roof of the world and the Land of the Lamas.
Apart from its incomparable clusters of mountain peaks and glaciers, Baltistan’s five valleys – Shigar, Skardu, Kaplu, Rondu and Kharamang – are noted for their delicious peaches, apricots and pears.
www.karakurum.com.pk /karakurum.htm   (896 words)

 LITTLE TIBET: Renaissance and Resistance in Baltistan (Himal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1840, Baltistan was annexed by the Dogras of Jammu as part of their
route', Baltistan served as the conduit for the diffusion of Mahayana
The process of Islamicisation of Baltistan was gradual.
www.tibet.ca /en/wtnarchive/1998/6/21_4.html   (2379 words)

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Abstract: A Bufo with striped green dorsal pattern is described from Baltistan and compared with its Pakistani congeners.
INTRODUCTION A small collection of herps from Baltistan, northeastern Gilgit Agency, Pakistan, which I received through courtesy of my friend Sana Ullah Baltistani, includes a pair of brown toads, which on laboratory examination are identified as a new species, belonging to Viridis species group of Inger (1972).
Baltistan is a high altitude (2300 m) cold desert lying in the north of State of Jammu & Kashmir.
www.wildlifeofpakistan.com /ResearchPapers/Bufo-siachinensis.doc   (2400 words)

 Abdul Hamid Khan, Chairman of Balwaristan National Front:  An Interview.
The sweeping win of fundamentalists in the pre-poll managed Elections of Pakistan, was nothing but an attempt of Pakistan Army to boost their falling morale and grip over the general masses as well as to gain more benefits from US and world community.
It is unfortunate for the leadership of Muhajirs particularly, who failed to achieve their goal in spite of heavy sacrifices of the youth.
There is no option for Pakistan, except to quit Balawaristan (Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan) and let the2 million people of this disputed region to choose their fate, who are distinct in character, Culture and history.
www.saag.org /papers7/paper614.html   (1991 words)

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