In a news that will no doubt annoy Pakistan, it has been learnt that Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti who has exiled by Pakistan will soon get Indian citizenship.
Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti. GeoTV
The news was broken by Pakistan’s own Geo News
, which on September 16 reported that Bugti, who is currently in exile in Switzerland, will soon get Indian citizenship after long negotiations with Indian authorities.
What is more, Geo News disclosed that India is also set to give citizenship to Bugti’s key lieutenants in Switzerland including Sher Mohammad Bugti and Azizullah Bugti.
Brahumdagh is the founder of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), that has been outlawed by Pakistan. Geo also reported that the Indian officials began talks with Bugti earlier this year and much before PM Narendra Modi began to highlight Pakistan’s human rights abuses in Balochistan province.
Bugti had fled his hometown Dera Bugti, Balochistan back in 2006 after his grandfather Akbar Bugti was assassinated.
He initially lived in Afghanistan as a state guest and flew to Switzerland in October 2010. Since then he has been living there under political asylum along with his family.
Earlier this month he had also urged India to open its door to people of Balochistan.