Exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti has decided to file papers requesting political asylum in India, the country’s media reported on Monday. Prior to this the India media had denied that Brahumdagh Bugti was seeking political asylum in India.
According to reports, the executive council meeting of outlawed Baloch Republican Party (BRP) in Geneva authorised Bugti to formally apply for political asylum in India.
Brahumdagh Bugti after long negotiations with the Indian government was set to get an Indian passport.
Credible sources within the outlawed BRP had confirmed to that India in principle had agreed to grant citizenship to Brahumdagh Bugti and his key aides to enable them to move around freely in the world – in the same way that India has facilitated Dalai Lama who uses an Indian passport to travel around the world to campaign against China.
According to the sources, Brahumdagh would formally apply for Indian citizenship in Geneva after a meeting of his banned party’s officials in Geneva on 18th-19th September.
Bugti fled his hometown Dera Bugti in Balochistan in 2006 following the assassination of his grandfather Akbar Bugti. He lived in Afghanistan as a state guest and was then flown from there to Switzerland. He reached Switzerland in late October 2010 and has been living there ever since on political asylum with his family.