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New Delhi: With Balochistan now at the forefront of national debate and discussion, India is contemplating about giving an Indian passport to exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti who has been a vocal critic of Pakistan’s atrocities against Balochs.

Just like the exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama who has been facilitated with an Indian passport to travel around the world, the Indian government is planning to perform a similar gesture towards the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) leader.

The BRP, which has been outlawed by the Pakistani government, convened a meeting in Geneva to discuss the development.

Brahumdagh Bugti is not only in the fray to receive the Indian passport. In fact, two of his close associates, Sher Muhammad Bugti and Azizullah Bugti, will also be facilitated with an Indian passport.

The Balochistan issue has shot into international spotlight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the topic on his Independence Day speech.

First Published | 17 September 2016 8:52 AM
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