If given a chance, I will move to India, says Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti

Brahumdagh is founder of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) that has been outlawed by Pakistan.

Updated: Sep 17, 2016, 00:31 AM IST
If given a chance, I will move to India, says Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti

New Delhi: Amid media reports suggesting that the Indian government is considering granting of citizenship to Brahumdagh Bugti, the Baloch leader said that he will welcome any such move.

"If I ever get a chance to move to India, I will definitely go there for my people," said Bugti.

"We haven't done anything on asylum issue yet, we have a meeting with Central Committee of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) on September 19 to take further decision," he added.

Brahumdagh, founder of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), that has been outlawed by Pakistan, is currently living in self-exile in Switzerland. He had fled from Pakistan in 2006 following the assassination of his grandfather Akbar Bugti in a controversial military operation that year.

He lived the first four years in Afghanistan and moved to Switzerland after he and his family were granted political asylum.

His comments came in response to Pakistani media reports that India is going to grant citizenship to him and his aides Sher Muhammad Bugti and Azizullah Bugti.

Pakistan's illegal occupation of Balochistan has gained international attention after Prime Minster Narendra Modi mentioned about the struggle of Balochi people during his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort on August 15.

Earlier in the week, Baloch activists had protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City against Pakistan's illegal occupation of Balochistan.