Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to seek asylum in India

Baloch Germany protest

Baloch Republican Party will meet in Geneva on September 18 and 19 to take a decision whether Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti should seek asylum in India.Balochis are protesting over the economic exploitation of their territorial resources by Pakistan and China by way of China-Pakistan economic corridor .

This move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised Balochistan issue in his  August 15th speech .
Baloch Republican Party (BRP) spokesman Sher Mohammad Bugti said that the Central Committee will discuss many issues including those pertaining to Balochs outside Balochistan.

“In the meeting we will also take a decision on how and when to apply for asylum,” Sher Mohammad Bugti told
He said he was not aware of reports that BRP leader Brahumdagh Bugti may seek asylum in India. “Till now he has not applied officially for asylum in India,” he said.

Brahumdagh Bugti is the grandson of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti, who died in a military operation in Balochistan in 2006.

Earlier, Brahumdagh Bugti told  that people of Balochistan were living in “very terrible conditions” and that the Baloch issue got more attention after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the rights abuses there.

“After Modi’s speech (on India’s Independence Day) people have started talking about Balochistan,” Brahumdagh Bugti said.

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