Granting Brahamdagh asylum tantamount to sponsoring terror, defence minister says

Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti said on Monday that he would seek asylum in India

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Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Islamabad March 6, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday that India would become an official sponsor of terrorism if it accepted separatist Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti's asylum request.

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"India granting asylum to Bugti will amount to harbouring a terrorist by a state..thus becoming official sponsor of terrorism..," the defence minister tweeted late on Thursday.

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Bugti said on Monday that he would seek asylum in India.“We have decided that we will formally file asylum papers. We will start work on it right away. Will go to Indian embassy and follow the legal process,” Bugti said.  According to reports, a decision to this effect was taken at a high-level Baloch Republican Party meeting on Sunday in Geneva.

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Last month, Bugti hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning Balochistan in his Independence Day address. Earlier reports suggested that India, which had granted asylum to the Dalai Lama in 1959, was considering doing the same for Baloch separatists living in exile.



Meri_bhi_sunlo | 5 years ago | Reply If that is the case then the country where he lives now Switzerland should be also a sponsor of terrorism ..isn't it Mr Asif ??
pk | 5 years ago | Reply @undisputedms: Who will guarantee his life then? We all know what happened to this Grandfather.
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