Please visit www.gilgitbaltistan.us for more information on the Gilgit Baltistan, a region in Pakistani occupation which has gained fame due to China's growing economic and military involvement in South Asia, terrorism in Afghanistan and growing relations between India and Pakistan.
Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies is a non profit organization incorporated in Washington DC. It was founded by natives of Gilgit-Baltistan in 2010 to disseminate information on cultural, economic, political and environmental issues, and help preserve the rich civilization of the region. The Institute demands demilitarization of Gilgit-Baltistan, political and judicial autonomy, genuine democracy, and elimination of extremism and terrorism from the region. Although most of the members of the organization live outside their birthplace in the United States, Canada and Europe, they feel deeply for the economic, cultural and environmental degradation as well as the political deprivation, which their communities have been undergoing in the last six decades. IGBS requests international rights organizations, think tanks, and members of the academia to support the organization in its aims for a better life for the indigenous communities of Gilgit-Baltistan.