Why the people of Gilgit-Baltistan celebrate Independence Day on 1st November

    Gilgit-Baltistan celebrates Independence Day on 1st November to commemorate the day when the region gained its independence from the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. On this day in 1947, the local population, with the support of the Gilgit Scouts (a paramilitary force), overthrew the Dogra rulers and declared their independence. It’s important to note that the region’s status and political situation have evolved over the years, and there are ongoing debates and discussions about its constitutional and political status within Pakistan. Nevertheless, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan mark 1st November as a day of historical significance and a symbol of their struggle for independence and self-determination.

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