14 May '17, 3pm

Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan as OBOR summit opens in Beijing

Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan as OBOR summit opens in Beijing

As China opened one of its biggest foreign policy initiatives since 1949 - the One Belt One Road (OBOR) summit in Beijing, which is being attended by heads of state and government of over 23 nations, including Pakistan, protests broke out in Gilgit-Baltistan against the ongoing construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project under the Belt and Road initiative. Various students and political organisations including Karakoram Students Organisation, Balawaristan National Students Organisation, Gilgit Baltistan United Movement and Balawaristan National Front have been protesting against OBOR in Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu and Ghizer. They described the project as an illegal attempt to grab Gilgit and see it as a "Road of Gulami or Slavery for Gilgit-Baltistan ". Protestors across Gilgit see the CPEC and OBOR as a ploy by China to take over their territory. Carryi...

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