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.

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  1. K
    Sep 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    Through extradition as both countries are signatories. That's reason for him to go to stan enemy
    1. M
      Sep 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm
      ... . Balooch are the only people who can get hold of the Tal ibs by the ne ck and by the ta ils and pu ll them down. They have lots of anger in their heart for decades of tor tures stan inflicted on them!lt;br/gt;Baloch, if helped to get their independence, can become a strategic et for the world in fight against terr orism. An independent Balochistan will be well placed to propagate true secularism in the region for the benefit of not only stani people who are currently nothing more than just can non fodder in their ar my boss's ar senal but also for Arabs who are engaged in kil ling their own citizen in the name of their only "one" God, which all fighting with each other also happen to "believe" in that "same" God!! If it gets Afgansitan and Iran onboard this will be a ga me cha nger to us her in real peace in the region....
      1. M
        Sep 20, 2016 at 7:44 pm
        Lesson 1: When it comes to satn one has get little lower to have a better grip: To a certain extent you are telling the truth and India should use it. In fact it is from Pak rule book, which being a "Islamic" republic ended up taking instructions from a Godless eny called China, ditching "brother" Uyigurs, on account of China being at loggerhead with India! See even your Allah is ready to compromising position when the formula of "enemy's enemy is my friend" applied!! Lesson 2: All said in this case Baloch are a nation with rich history of civilization behind it and that is a guarrantee that it will never produce snakes and viruses like stan has produced. This common thread of rich civilization makes Balochistan and India a likely longterm partners in maintaining peace and stability in the region and Beyond.
        1. M
          Sep 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm
          Mr. Bugti should be allowed to stay in India with his team and help develop his very own Mukti Bahini. He can get some good advice from Bangladesh which has walked this path and still working on it to give a bright and finishing touch!
          1. B
            Sep 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm
            India should offer Bugti and Altaf Husain Indian citizenship.
            1. B
              Bilal Baig
              Sep 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm
              The most unpor person who is not even a rep of one percent of Baluch potion is being given asylum in Endia. This is the clear cur open confession of Endia involvement in Baluchistan. But they should remember one this that Baluchistan is not Bangladesh. May be this would be the first step of Endia towards its own disintegration.
              1. N
                Nikulogical cheese
                Sep 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                Haha just when Pak athourites contacted swiss to arrest him through interpol now he is running away lol what kind of leader/activist he consider himself??lt;br/gt;Haha! Pak will arest him and he will spend rest of his life in Adiala police jail.
                1. L
                  L bhadrapati Devi
                  Sep 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                  Any anti-stan element from stan must be provided safe heaven in India on the condition that they should commit their cause of their freedom. Through them, the cut heads L-e-t and J-e-M leaders be brought in India.
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