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Unraveling the Legal Complexities of Gilgit-Baltistan on Independence Day


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Gilgit: (Azadi Times) On the eve of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Independence Day, the region finds itself at the crossroads of legal intricacies and historical disputes.

Despite being subject to the laws of Jammu and Kashmir, the area has seen a series of significant agreements and rulings that have shaped its trajectory.

The UNCIP Resolutions, the Constitution of Pakistan, and India’s claims over the territory have set the stage for an ongoing legal tug-of-war, contributing to a complex narrative of the region’s status.

Key agreements, including the Karachi Agreement of April 28, 1949, and the Karachi Military Agreement of July 27, 1949, have further added layers of complexity to the legal landscape.

Amidst this intricate legal tapestry, the demand for the reinstatement of the State Subject Rule and the Pak-China Border Adjustment Agreement echoes the aspirations of the local populace for autonomy and self-determination.

However, the nuanced legal dynamics often get overshadowed by a broader narrative, complicating the quest for a distinct regional identity.

As the people of Gilgit Baltistan commemorate the Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan, it becomes imperative to delve deeper into the legal nuances and historical context specific to the region.

By recognizing the unique legal realities and intricate historical details, we can foster a more comprehensive understanding of the complex relationship between Gilgit-Baltistan and Jammu and Kashmir.

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Atif Maqbool
Atif Maqbool
Atif Maqbool is a seasoned politician, entrepreneur, and author who has written extensively on the political and economic situation in Azad Kashmir (PaJK). His articles have been published in a number of leading newspapers and magazines, including Azadi Times, Issue Wire, and Medium.

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