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BRP planning to file cases against Musharraf, others for atrocities on Baloch people

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 13:36 IST

By Ravi Khandelwal

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 17 (ANI): Baloch Republican Party (BRP) founder Brahamdagh Bugti on Saturday said that the party has called for a central committee meeting on September 18 and 19, wherein they will move their agenda of filing cases against ex-chiefs of the Pakistani Army like General Pervez Musharraf who have been involved in the killing of Baloch women and children in Balochistan.

Speaking to ANI, Bugti said, "We have called for a central committee meeting of the BRP on September 18 and 19 in which we will move forward on our agenda, wherein we will decide to file cases against ex-chief of Pakistani Army Staff like General Pervez Musharraf, Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and those DGs of ISI involved in the killing of Baloch women, children in Balochistan in the International Court of Justice."

"We will also register cases against these leaders in the European countries. That is what our plan is. We will discuss this and then will move formally on it," he added.

The Baloch Republican Party founder had earlier clarified that he has not made a formal request to India for asylum, but added that if does get the opportunity in the future, he would certainly consider it.

"Our people in Balochistan and Afghanistan are in a very difficult situation. Very few of them are able to come to Europe, rest are living there only. So, we want that the Indian Government should open there doors for them and provide them access, including myself. Right now, I'm here (Switzerland), but I face problem regarding my travel. So, if I get an option to be in India, I will definitely go there," Bugti had said.

Responding to how he views the campaign that has started after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Balochistan on August 15 during his Independence Day speech at the ramparts of Red Fort, Bugti said that it has helped to highlight the issue.

"It is very positive. We have always been trying to highlight the Balochistan issue nationally and internationally.But when Indian Prime Minister Modi Sahib talked about it, it got more highlighted and the public there knows about it now. Earlier nobody there (India) knew what is happening in Balochistan and people are talking about it now. Things are going in a good direction now," he said. (ANI)