Pakistan said that if India grants to Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti, it will become an official sponsor of terrorism.
India Granting asylum to Brahmdagh Bugti will amount to harbouring a terrorist by a state..thus becoming official sponsor of terrorism..— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) September 22, 2016
His remarks came after the reports emerged that Bugti’s asylum is being considered by Indian home ministry.On September 20, Bugti, who has been living in Switzerland, on Tuesday approached the Indian Embassy in Geneva and exuded confidence of a positive response from New Delhi.
Bugti is the President and founder of Baloch Republican Party.He is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader killed by the Pakistani army in 2006.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi sahab on behalf of the whole Baloch nation. And we hope that the Indian government and Indian media and whole nation will not only raise voices for the Baloch nation but also strive to help practically the Baloch independence movement,” Brahumdagh Bugti of Balochistan Republican Party had said. The decision of seeking asylum was taken at a meeting of the Baloch Republican Party on Sunday in Geneva. Earlier, Pakistan government had blamed India for helping Bugti flee Pakistan to Geneva in 2010 via Afghanistan.