On 23 march 2017 UK’s parliament passed a new resolution on, and against Pakistan’s actions and control over the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Gilgit-Baltistan was illegally occupied by Pakistan. The resolution stated five highlights describing British stand on Pakistan’s suspicious behavior, here are the 5 highlights of the resolution passed by UK Parliament against Pakistan.
History of Gilgit-Baltistan
On 26 October 1947,of Jammu and Kashmir faced with a tribal invasion from Pakistan. He signed the joining India. Gilgit’s population did not favor the State’s accession to India. Sensing their discontent Major William Brown, the Maharaja’s commander of the , mutinied on 1 November 1947, overthrowing the Governor Ghansara Singh.
William Brown planned the bloodless coup d’etat to the last detail under the code name `Datta Khel’. A provisional government was established by the Gilgit locals with Raja Shah. Rais Khan as the president and Mirza Hassan Khan as the commander-in-chief. However, Major Brown had already telegraphedasking Pakistan to take over. The Pakistani political agent, Khan Mohammad Alam Khan, arrived on 16 November and took over the administration of Gilgit.
UK Parliament has mentioned some very basic, yet very important and sensitive issues regarding the illegal possession of the area in northern Kashmir.
- The house has condemned the arbitrary announcements by Pakistan declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier,implying its attempt to annex the already already disputed area.
- Gilgit-Baltistan is a legal and constitutional part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. India, on the other hand, maintains that Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. That is “an integral part of the country (India).
- It is illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947 where people are their fundamental rights. Including the right of freedom and right to speech against the government.
- The parliament also note the attempts to change the demography of the region in violation of state subject ordinance.
- Forcibly and illegally building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which further aggravates and interferes with the disputed territory.