Opinion: GB youth needs to rid of colonialism
By: Taaruf Abbas
The Gilgit-Baltistan region is the world’s only territory which suffers under the black colonial system –
A system under which a country controls a territory or people – in 21st century. Under this so-called system the non-locals, bureaucracy, government high-ups and dictators are imposing their black laws against the desires and basic democratic rights of the people of GB. Since the unification with Pakistan, in 1948, the people of GB do not enjoy any kind of representation in the Parliament, Judiciary and other supreme institutions of Pakistan.
The self-proclaimed democratic country Pakistan has kept the people of GB deprived even from their very fundamental democratic “right of vote” for the last 67 years. Despite being not part of the constitutional part of Pakistan, as per the UNO’s charters. Pakistan is rigidly treating and controlling the territory through its intelligence agencies, pawns and puppets of its federalist political parties.
The above state agents are allegedly creating hurdles and are doing all out to counter the nationalist and other rights movements in the region. The literate youth of GB is extremely feeling the social, political, economic and democratic deprivations and injustice. It is need of time for the civilized and educated youth of GB to join hands and struggle for constitutional, democratic and basic human rights for the region.
The writer is General Secretary of Karakoram National Movement, a nationalist movement of GB. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org