Exiled Pakistani Rebel Leader May Get Indian Citizenship

The Narendra Modi government in New Delhi plans to give Indian citizenship to Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti, who is currently in exile in Switzerland.

The Indian Home Ministry has hinted that the concerned authorities in New Delhi will soon make a final decision in this regard after holding talks with Brahumdagh. According to sources close to the ministry, Brahumdagh's trusted aides Sher Muhammad Bugti and Azizullah Bugti may also receive Indian citizenship, as all of them are residing in Switzerland. Brahumdagh had to leave Pakistan after Islamabad banned his Baloch Republican Party (BRP) in 2012.

Brahumdagh, who arrived in Switzerland in 2010, is no ordinary asylum seeker. According to the US Embassy cables published by WikiLeaks, Islamabad had named him "one of the most wanted, known Baloch separatists". As expected, India's decision annoys Pakistan and Islamabad...

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