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Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti asylum: Intelligence Bureau OK, MHA cautious

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Bugti had applied for asylum at the Indian consulate in Geneva in September this year.

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi

Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan, security agencies are learnt to have given a green signal to Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s application seeking political asylum in India.

While Intelligence Bureau (IB) in its communication to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that there is “nothing adverse” against Bugti, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has so far not conveyed any objections.

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Act against terrorists, otherwise we’ll act alone: US warn Pakistan

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PTI | Oct 23, 2016, WASHINGTON: In a blunt message, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks as the country’s powerful spy agency ISI was not acting against all terror groups operating on its soil.

“The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government — specifically in Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence or ISI — that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups — or even worse,” Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.

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White House petition to declare Pak terror state crosses 100,000 signatures

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An online White House petition asking for Pakistan to be declared as a state sponsor of terrorism has crossed 100,000 signatures thus qualifying to get a response from the Obama administration.

The online petition launched by Indian Americans last week has become the third most popular petition on the White House website with nearly 110,000 people signing the petition. The Obama administration is expected to respond to it within 60 days

The online petition was created on September 21.

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Swaraj tells Pakistan to introspect, highlights Balochistan

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PTI | United Nations | Sept 26, 2016: In a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s “tirade” on Kashmir, India today said those accusing others of rights violations must introspect as it censured Pakistan for the first time at the UNGA for perpetrating the “worst form of state oppression” in Balochistan.

Taking a veiled dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her address at the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) session said there are nations “in our midst” where UN designated terrorists roam freely and deliver “their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity”, an apparent reference to Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.She also made a strong pitch for isolating such nations who speak the language of terrorism and for whom sheltering terrorists has become “their calling card“.

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ‘illegal’: Mahran Marri

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ANI | Geneva | September 19, 2016: Maintaining that Balochistan is an occupied territory by Pakistan, Mehran Marri, Baloch Representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), on Monday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an “illegal” project.”

I have started my talks basically on the legality of CPEC. CPEC is an illegal project. It should first and foremost be counted on legality. Balochistan is an occupied territory. It is an occupied nation by Pakistan,” Marri told ANI.

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a fully militarized project: Paulo Casaca

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He was of the opinion that harsh measures of war are taken against whoever protests and this is not coming to a halt.

ANI | Geneva | September 20, 2016: Maintaining that human rights violations in Balochistan are at its worst, Paulo Casaca, a former member of the European Parliament, said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a fully militarized project.

Casaca said that people who raise their voices on the issue in Pakistan are murdered and their bodies dumped.

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Baloch separatist leader Bugti to sue Pakistan Army chief for crimes against humanity

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Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, is living in exile in Switzerland after the assassination of his grandfather and revered Baloch freedom fighter late Nawab Akbar Bugti.

In a swift counter attack, Baluch leader in exile Brahumdagh Bugti today threatened to sue Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for crimes against humanity and genocide of Baloch people in Balochistan.
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