Baloch leader Bugti appreciates the stand taken by PM Modi on Balochistan; also asks to intervene
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 13-Aug-2016

Mumbai, August 13: Brahumdagh Bugti, the President of Baloch Republican Party on Friday welcomed and appreciated the effective statement given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Balochistan.
Bugti took to twitter where he wrote, “We appreciate the statement of PM of India.” He also asked India to intervene into the matter of Balochistan as it is a world’s largest democracy and a responsible neighbor.

Notably, PM Modi on Friday took part in all-party meeting which was conducted in order to discuss the current tensed situation in Kashmir valley. After the death of a terrorist called Burhan Wani, situation in several parts of valley got worsened which was actually fuelled by neighbor Pakistan.

Prime Minister Modi clearly stated that whenever the talks are conducted on Kashmir issue, it should be discussed along with the issue of Jammu, Ladakh and POK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) as POK is also the part of Kashmir.

He also asked leaders to contact the people of Kashmir as well as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir living outside the state so that they can be involved in all the matters of Kashmir as a ‘stakeholder’. Further he also said, now the time has come when Pakistan should be made answerable in front of international community on atrocities done in Balochistan.

Notably, it is the first time when the top leader of India has taken a stand on issue like Balochistan. It is like tackling Pakistan in it’s own game and showing it a mirror. Pakistan had annexed Balochistan way back in 1948. Till date, many of the baloch leaders and civilians have been killed, abducted and tortured by Pakistani army and institutions in the freedom struggle. Balochistan is one of the resource-rich area.  

Now, the top leader of Balochistan and President of Baloch Republican Party, Brahumdagh Bugti has welcomed the stand taken by PM Modi. Similarly, BRP representative at United Nations Human Rights Council Abdul Nawaz Bugti while talking to indian media praised the decision of Indian government to highlight Balochistan globally.

Abdul said “India should have taken this decision a long time ago but better late than never.” adding that “military operations, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan by Pakistani forces have become a routine.”

He further said that “while we are talking, 20 innocent Baloch civilians have been killed and more than thirty people have been abducted by Pakistani forces during a military operation in his hometown Dera Bugti.”