On the day when a prominent Baloch leader called for military intervention in Pakistan’s Balochistan region to help support the freedom struggle of the oppressed people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that it is India’s responsibility to free PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, the MoS PMO, said, “Our responsibility that we free PoK and Gilgit Baltistan from the illegal occupation of Pakistan.”
He said that there is no compromise “in the integration of Jammu and Kashmir (with India)”.
At the same time, Brahamdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party and the grandson of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, urged the international community to support the movement of the Baloch nationalists both politically and militarily. He particularly called upon India, the US, NATO, and Israel for assistance while accusing Pakistan of committing a “tsunami of human rights violations” in the region.
“So far we have never received any support from any international countries including India. We want to request India and other countries to help Balochistan. It is genocide of (the) Baloch (people) in Pakistan going on,” he said.
Bugti pointed out that Pakistani armed forces use aerial bombing and gases as weapons to kill the people of Balochistan. He resides in Switzerland. His grandfather is the most famous Baloch nationalist leader who was killed by Pakistani army 10 years ago.
File photo of Brahamdagh Bugti. BBC
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised him for delivering the “most powerful statement” in favour of Balochistan in the last seven decades. “It is for the first time that an Indian Prime Minister has spoken. We believe that India should have taken this step a long time ago,” he said. “We are political people. We want to solve this with peaceful means. But there is no way we are going to be part of the Pakistan any more. We want freedom of Pakistan. We are not fools to try our luck again and again with Pakistan. We are ready to negotiate through peaceful means,” Bugti said.