Brahumdagh Bugti, who is leading the movement in Balochistan while living in exile in Switzerland, on Tuesday approached the Indian Embassy in Bern, a day after he decided to seek political asylum in India.
Bugti, leader of the Baloch Republican Party, said he held talks with top Indian diplomats in Bern about his asylum and that of a number of other Baloch leaders currently living in Balochistan, Afghanistan and in other countries.
“I went to the Indian embassy and held talks with Indian officials about it (asylum). I am confident that something positive will come out,” Bugti told PTI in Geneva. While he refused to share details, saying the matter was very sensitive, he said India’s encouragement to the Baloch movement means a lot for people of Balochistan and that in various aspects of the issue were discussed at the meeting.
Bugti said he would file the application for asylum within the next three-four days. “We have decided to formally file asylum papers to Indian government soon. We will follow the legal process for the application,” Bugti said.