Baloch leader Bugti to seek asylum in India


CONCEPT : 1. BALUCHISTAN ISSUE

SIMILAR to kashmir issue , Baluchistan refused to join with newly-born Pakistan in 1947.

Pakistan sent troops in March 1948 to annex the territory. Though Yar Khan, the then ruler of Kalat, later signed a treaty of accession, his brothers and followers continued to fight, triggering the first conflict between Balochis and the Pakistani Army.

Several clashes occured within 70 years. The strongest among them is the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), designated as a terrorist group by Pakistan and Islamabad has claimed that India is backing the BLA.

NOW : Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti has initiated the move to seek political asylum in India.

2. ASYLUM

ASYLUM : It involves two elements: shelter and a degree of active protection.

Article 14, Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 provides that: Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

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