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Will soon apply for asylum in India: Baloch leader Bugti

Will soon apply for asylum in India: Baloch leader Bugti

Geneva: Exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti, who has been at the forefront of the Baloch movement against Pakistan, on Monday said he will soon apply for asylum in India.

Mr. Bugti, the grandson of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti who was killed by Pakistan forces 10 years ago, said he will file the asylum application to the Indian government through the country’s embassy here soon.

“We have decided to formally file asylum papers to Indian Government soon. We will follow the legal process for the application,” he told reporters here.

Mr. Bugti is currently living in exile in Switzerland.

He also said his Baloch Republican Party has decided to approach the International Criminal Court against Pakistani army generals.

Mr. 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.

Last month, Mr. Bugti had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising the issue of the situation in Balochistan in his Independence Day speech.

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