Brahumdagh Bugti

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Brahumdagh Khan Bugti
براہمدغ خان بگٹی

Nawab Brahumdagh Khan Bugti

20th Tumandar of the Bugti Tribe (Claimant)
Preceded by Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
Personal details
Born (1980-10-25) 25 October 1980 (age 33)
Dera Bugti, Balochistan
Political party Baloch Republican Party
Alma mater Sibi University of Balochistan
Religion Islam
Website Brahumdagh Khan Bugti

Brahumdagh Khan Bugti (Urdu: براہمدغ خان بگٹی‎) is a prominent Baloch leader and founding chief of Baloch Republican Party which is struggling for a one point agenda: the freedom of Balochistan. Brahumdagh Khan Bugti is the son of Nawabzada Rehan Khan Bugti. The Jamhoori Watan Party split and Brahumdagh Khan Bugti became the leader of his own faction, which he later renamed as Baloch Republican Party.. Talal Akbar Bugti is the leader of the second faction of Jamhoori Watan Party. He is a Baloch nationalist in the Balochistan conflict with Pakistan.

Early life[edit]

Brahumdagh Bugti (right) sitting beside his grandfather Akbar Bugti enjoying a cricket match being played by local youths in Sui, Dera Bugti, Balochistan-date unknown

Brahumdagh Bugti was born to Nawabzada Rehan Khan Bugti and Fowzia Bugti on 25 October 1980 in Dera Bugti. He is the brother of Shaheed Zaamur (the wife of Mir Bakhtyaar Dombki) and Zabad (the wife of Nawabzada Mehran Baluch ). He is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. His father died a short time after his birth and he was raised up by his grandfather. It is said that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti wanted to announce Brahumdagh Bugti as his successor in his lifetime but that never happened because of the deteriorating situation between the Government of Pakistan and Nawab Akbar Bugti in the Balochistan conflict.

Exile[edit]

He went to exile after death of his grand father Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in "Tratani", an adjacent area of Kohlu, Balochistan on 26 August 2006.Asma Jahangir, a renowned Pakistani human rights activist and former president of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, talking to BBC URDU service claimed that the DCO Dera Bugti had told her the Pakistani establishment wanted to eliminate three main Baloch nationalist leader namely Nawab Akbar Bugti, Nawabzada Balaach Khan Marri and Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti.[1] Asma Jahangir alleged that after the assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti and Balach Marri, Pakistani establishment was behind Brahumdagh Bugti. Brahumdagh accused Pakistani intelligence agencies for attacks on him while he was in Kabul, Afghanistan where he had seek refuge. The Government of Pakistan has asked for Brahumdagh's return from Afghanistan and also accused India of supporting the Baloch rebels living in Afghanistan.[2]. In October 2010, he and his family arrived in Switzerland and sought political asylum.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1], BBC URDU - ’بگٹی آمر کی انا کا شکار ہوئے‘
  2. ^ Carlotta Gall (23 August 2011). "Pakistan’s Bitter, Little-Known Ethnic Rebellion". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ [2], NYTimes - Pakistan’s Bitter, Little-Known Ethnic Rebellion

References[edit]

Preceded by
Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
Tumandar of Bugti Tribe
2006 - Present
Succeeded by
Present

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