New Delhi, Sept 16: In a move that will put Pakistan on the backfoot further, exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti and his two aides are likely to get asylum in India. Negotiations are also on to ensure that the leaders get an Indian passport. The process is currently under process and a meeting of the Baloch Republican Party is being convened in Geneva.
Bugti and his aides are likely to get Indian passports so that they can move around freely around the world.
India in principle has agreed to grant citizenship to Bugti and his key aides. The Baloch Republican Party is thrilled with the developments.
India feels that granting passports to Bugti and his aides will further help highlight the cause of Baloch people.
As part of the strategy, India wants to highlight the Baloch cause across the world. The government is already working on the issue and will make sure that issue is raised on the world stage.
The Modi government will get in touch with all Baloch leaders across the world and highlight the issue in a big way. The main talking point would be freedom for the Baloch people from Pakistan. Apart from this the brutalities committed by Pakistan would also be highlighted.
Apart from Bugti, his aides Sher Muhammad Bugti and Azizullah Bugti will also be issued Indian passports.
On September 18, a key meeting of the BRP will be held in Geneva in which the issue pertaining to asylum for Bugti will be discussed. Bugti had fled from Balochistan in 2006 after the assassination of his grandfather Akbar Bugti.