Brahumdagh Bugti approaches Indian Mission in Geneva for filing asylum papers
Grandson of Baloch leader and Bugti tribe head, Nawab Akbar Bugti, Brahumdagh left Balochistan to save his life.
Geneva: Baloch nationalist leader and Baloch Republican Party (BRP) founder Brahumdagh Bugti on Tuesday approached the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva for filing asylum papers.
He was, however, asked to approach the Embassy of India in Bern, Switzerland for the same.
Bugti had expressed his desire to move to India on Monday, after a two-day meeting of the BRP central committee at Geneva.
Asked for the reason behind applying for asylum in India, BRP spokesperson Sher Mohammad Bugti had cited "political restrictions" placed by the Swiss government, especially the restriction to move out of Switzerland.
"He is not allowed to travel outside Switzerland, the government here is not giving all essential documents for that. With Indian asylum, he can travel throughout the world, meet people and campaign for a free Balochistan," the BRP spokesperson had told news agency IANS.
The BRP also held an anti-Pakistan protest in Geneva.
Grandson of Baloch leader and Bugti tribe head, Nawab Akbar Bugti, Brahumdagh left Balochistan to save his life after Akbar Bugti was killed in a Pakistan Army offensive in 2006. He was first given asylum in Afghanistan from where he shifted to Switzerland in 2010 following a life threat.