Balochistan Republican Party leader Brahamdagh Bugti has recently expressed his wish to submit an application for political asylum in India. “We have decided that we will formally file asylum papers to Indian Govt. We will start work on it right away. Will go to Indian embassy and will follow the legal process,” said Bugti adding that he will also make a call to the Indian embassy for an appointment.
Bugti also stated that the Baloch leaders together have decided to register legal cases against Pakistani army generals and China at the International Court of Justice, and to do so will approach other nations for help, “Will take China to International Court of Justice with the help of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India,” said Bugti.
Bugti who is at present living in exile in Switzerland said his political party Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has resolved to approach the International Criminal Court for it to take severe steps against Pakistan’s army generals.
This comes after Bugti’s last month note of thank to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for raising the issue of Balochistan and its present status quo in his Independence Day speech.
According to sources earlier there have been reports that India has been taking into consideration to grant ‘political asylum’ to Baloch activists living in exile. The resolution to this effect was taken at a high level meeting of BRP in Geneva in September.
India had last granted political asylum to the great Dalai Lama in the year 1959.
Bugti who is a subsister of the attack on a Baloch Republican Party hideaway in Kohlu near Quetta launched by Pakistani Army which took the life of his grandfather Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006.
The issue of Balochistan has gained momentum after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech during Independence Day, foregrounding the status quo of the terror stricken province. The Baloch leaders had last week, at the United Nations General Assembly, protested outside the Broken Chair statue against the atrocities of Pakistan’s Army.
The Pakistani atrocities both by their army and militants ( which is again facilitated by the Pakistani army itself) on the people has risen to an extent where men, women and even children are being abducted and tortured by inhumane and insane means only to be killed, raped and later dumped at places for their families to find them in those mutilated conditions. Adding to it there has been a wave of killings of those who have dared to take the protest to the media level in the region which has again shamelessly included educators, journalists and students who chose to speak out against the violence perpetrated by the Pakistani government through various means in media.