Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti meets Indian authorities for political asylum

Bugti, who is currently living in exile in Switzerland, is leading the Baloch movement against Pakistan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 20, 2016 9:57 pm
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Balochistan Republican Party leader Brahumdagh Bugti on Tuesday met authorities in Geneva to discuss the process for his political asylum in India. Bugti, who is currently living in exile in Switzerland, is leading the Baloch movement against Pakistan.

India, which does not have an asylum policy, is non-committal so far on his proposed application.

Bugti, who spoke to Indian embassy officials on Monday over telephone from Geneva, has been living in Geneva for the last six years, and his application for political asylum in Switzerland is “pending with the Swiss authorities”.

Bugti, grandson of slain Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, went into exile in Afghanistan after the death of his grandfather in 2006. He moved to Switzerland in 2010 and has been living there since.

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Bugti also said that the Baloch leaders have decided to file criminal cases against Pakistani army generals and China at the International Court of Justice. “Will take China to International Court of Justice with the help of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India,” said Bugti.

He also said his Baloch Republican Party has decided to approach the International Criminal Court against Pakistani army generals.

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Bugti said Baloch Republican Party has also decided to file case against China at the International Court of Justice and to do it, the party will approach India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for help.