Book Details

Book title: Gilgit- Baltistan and its Saga of Unending Human Rights Violations
Author(s): Alok Bansal
ISBN: 9789386618610
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 291
Price: Rs. 795 Rs. 795
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In a knowledge driven world, ignorance is no bliss. Blatantly put, ignorance of facts is a curse that Nations and its people will pay for heavily in terms of security, strategy and overall handling of situations. India has faced many existential crises’ over the years due to lack of comprehensive information or misinformation, the most glaring being the Jammu & Kashmir issue. The common man is oblivious to a lot of critical information about Jammu & Kashmir including a region as strategic as Gilgit – Baltistan being a part of Jammu & Kashmir. This book is an attempt to lift the veil of ignorance about that region and make it a part of the national strategic dialogue.

Gilgit – Baltistan and its Saga of Unending Human Rights Violation enlightens the readers about this geo-strategically and resource rich area that legally and constitutionally belongs to India but is under Pakistani occupation. It gives some interesting and hitherto unknown facts about the history, culture and polity of the region, which will engross a layman and a scholar alike. Above all, it gives a detailed picture of the contemporary situation of this region, mired in gross human rights violation. Armed with this vital information, it will be easier to combat vested interests and inimical forces that are hell bent on usurping this strategically important region. Knowledge is power, they say. Lets us be knowledgeable about Gilgit-Baltistan.

ABOUT Author


Alok Bansal is Director of India Foundation, New Delhi and the Secretary General of Asian Eurasian Human Rights Forum (AEHRF), an organisation, which has been accorded ECOSOC status by UNESCO. He is also the founder Executive Director of South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA) and an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and International Relations at New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) and facilitator of India Policy Group (IPG) on Afghanistan for Tract II Dialogues by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Pakistan Studies Programme of Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Academy of International Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia. He has been the Executive Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and has worked with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), and Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).

He has authored a book titled Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Cross Roads and has co-edited three books titled South Asian Security: 21st Century Discourses, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story and Sri Lanka: Search  for Peace.

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