Arrangements made for Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s stay in India

Elaborate arrangements are being made for exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s stay in India taking into account the possibility that he might form a government-in-exile of Independent Balochistan.
The founder-president of the Baloch Republican Party, Brahamdagh Bugti (pictured) is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader killed by the Pakistan Army in 2006.(File Photo)
The founder-president of the Baloch Republican Party, Brahamdagh Bugti (pictured) is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader killed by the Pakistan Army in 2006.(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2016 10:37 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByRajesh Ahuja, New Delhi

Elaborate arrangements are being made for exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s stay in India taking into account the possibility that he might form a government-in-exile of Independent Balochistan.

“We have asked Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) to provide an assessment on how many Baloch’s living in exile will follow Bugti to India. Accordingly we will decide on the place where he will be asked to stay,” said a senior home ministry official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The home ministry is also looking for place with suitable climatic conditions for Balochs to stay and feel being at home, added the official.

Bugti had held talks with Indian diplomats in Geneva last month to seek political asylum in India.

The ministry of external affairs had forwarded his application to the home ministry to take a final call.

Read | Pakistan ‘shocked’ by India’s new Baloch policy, says columnist Tarek Fatah

“We have one such past experience when Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, along with his followers, sought political asylum in India in 1959 and formed a government-in-exile in Dharamshala. Officials of the home ministry are looking at the process followed then,” said the official.

The founder-president of the Baloch Republican Party, Bugti is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader killed by the Pakistan Army in 2006.

Pakistan has strongly opposed India giving asylum to Bugti, calling him a terrorist who is being propped by R&AW.

Read | After Modi’s remarks, Pak media has started mentioning Balochistan: Analysts

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, December 06, 2021