Speculations surfacing from the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) on Thursday stated India’s agreement to grant citizenship to Brahumdagh Bugti and his aides. The Indian citizenship will allow Bugti to travel freely around the world. According to reports from Geo News, Bugti is to officially apply for Indian citizenship after party meeting with the banned party officials in Geneva on September 18-19. It was reported that the Indian authorities had begun talks with Bugti about his possible citizenship much before the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Baloch freedom in an open address to the nation.
Bugti was also rumoured to have applied for a Swiss passport but was turned down by the Swiss immigration authorities. Bugti is later said to be have accused the Pakistan government of pressurising the Switzerland government. Geo News also reported that there are 15, 000 Bugti in Afghanistan and around 3,00 in various western countries, whom India might provide help in getting a citizenship.
India had earlier provided refuge to Tibetian Monk Dalai Lama, who was granted Indian citizenship and an Indian passport. The Pak media organisation also said that since India could shelter Dalai lama from a superpower like China, dealing with Pakistan would not be a problem for the neighbouring country. The BRP members from Germany, London, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland are to attend the meeting in Geneva in September. The meeting is to see 7 of the 16 members of the BRP to endorse Bughti’s decision of getting open support from India