Gilgit Baltistan: Frustration leading to Revolution

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All modern theories of revolutionary behavior are based on the assumption that “relative deprivation” is created by the gap between expectations and perceptions of reality. The psychological chain of reason connects this gap to frustration and frustration to aggression.

Based on the above mentioned theory, public living in the land of mountains are in the state of frustration. Precisely, frustrated to fight for basic right, right of self-recognition and for the identity they lost after annexation back in 1948. The only way to escape from the second and more devastating face of this process aggression is reforms; reforms of policies to ease and satisfaction of the peoples. Reforms to fill the gabs is the only way to pause the maturity process of growing revolutionary movement.

Social revolution is only possible when the condition of multiple dysfunctional systems is met.

Except reforms, the burning flame of revolution is unstoppable. Youth of the Sky-land are sinking in the sea of despair day by day and undoubtedly going the burst out some day with a big noise for their own basic rights as a citizen in both neighbouring countries.

The factors causing a rise of expectations are identified as urbanization, literacy, the demonstration effect of striking improvement elsewhere, new ideologies, especially of a chiliastic character, and an inconsistency between the three variables of wealth, power and status.

When the elite may lose its manipulative skills, or its military power superiority, or its self-confidence over governance, or its cohesion; it may become no longer close to the non-elite, or engulf by a financial crisis; it may be incompetent, or weak or brutal. The combination of any two or more of these key points will be devastating. Which is ultimately fatal, however, is the compounding of its errors by intransigence. If it fails to assess the need for reform, if it blocks all peaceful and constitutional means of social adjustment, it unites the controversial elements in unilateral opposition and takes them down a narrow path. This process of determination takes place with two cohesive groups or alliances which are naturally and usually a series of different parts of society and of changing tensions and conflicts. Therefore, to conclude this, a social revolution is only possible when the condition of multiple dysfunctional systems is met.

Basic concept taken from the below study material:

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