India examining asylum plea of Baloch leader Bugti

Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s application seeking political asylum in India was today received by the Home Ministry which is examining it.
India examining asylum plea of Baloch leader Bugti
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Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti's application seeking political asylum in India was today received by the Home Ministry which is examining it.

"We have received Bugti's application for political asylum and it is under examination," a Home Ministry official said.

Bugti had applied for asylum in Indian consulate in Geneva three days ago and the application was subsequently forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs, which in turn sent it to the Home Ministry.

India does not have a comprehensive asylum policy.

Bugti is 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.

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