New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear apparently that Pakistan’s atrocities in Balochistan will neither be forgotten nor forgiven. Ending speculations in an interview, Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti has sought political asylum in India.
However, giving political asylum to Brahumdagh Bugti, son of pro-India Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, may not only be the sole agenda of the Indian government. Sources suggest that if India’s relation with Pakistan deteriorates, Baloch expats in India will be allowed to establish a government in exile in India.
Much like how India, during the reign of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, granted asylum to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in 1959 and a subsequent Tibetan government in exile, India may take the same step with Balochistan.
Until the government of Pakistan takes effective action in giving political freedom to Balochis and stopping ‘state-funded’ terrorism, India will continue to stand in solidarity with the people of Balochistan.