Baldev Kumar’s request for asylum in India

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Former PTI MPA seeking political asylum in India

Former minority member of the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf, Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Baldiv Kumar, has filed a political asylum application in India.

Talking to the Indian news agency Asian News International (ANI), Baldev Kumar alleged that minorities in Pakistan are facing various kinds of problems. Along with the non-Muslims there, Muslims are also allegedly unsafe, so they ask the Indian government to give them political asylum. He said that he would not go back to Pakistan in any case.

Talik Kumar, brother of Baldiv Kumar and Tehsil Councilor based in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, told the BBC that he learned from the media that his brother had requested political asylum in India.

He said that Baldev Kumar’s daughter was suffering from thalassemia and he had gone to India with his wife and children during Eid days to treat his daughter. He said he was very sorry to hear that Baldev Kumar had applied for asylum in another country after leaving home.

According to Tilak Kumar, “Our whole family lives in Pakistan, this is our country, Baldev Kumar was born in Pakistan and we have no problem here.”

He said that his elder brother, when he learned of Baldev Kumar’s request for asylum, was saddened by this.

On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information and Provincial Government spokesman Shaukat Yusufzai says his party membership was terminated after Baldev Kumar was accused of killing PTI’s minority MP Sardar Saran Singh. He said that he is no longer a PTI member.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesman Omar Cheema told the BBC that Baldev Kumar had been named in the murder of former MP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Surin Singh. And they are still being prosecuted.

Omar Cheema said that after the assassination of Surin Singh, Baldev Kumar was expelled from the party and the party opposed his oath of office. Omar Cheema said that before believing in Bledio’s allegations, it is important to examine what motivates him to do so.

However, Baldev Kumar’s brothers claim that his brother (Baldev Kumar) is still part of the PTI.

Remember that PTI Minority Leader Sardar Soren Singh was killed in an attack in Buner in 2016. However, the murder was later blamed on five persons, including his political party member Baldev Kumar, and he was arrested and booked in the Anti-Terrorism Court.

The case was heard in the Anti-Terrorism Court Buner for two years and on April 26, 2018, all five persons, including Baldev Kumar, were acquitted for non-evidence.

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Sardar Surin Singh, a minority PTI leader, was shot dead in Pir Baba area of Buner district in 2016.

Baldev Kumar was given the second position on this minority seat in the list given by the PTI for specific seats. In the event of Sardar Soren Singh’s death, Baldev Kumar had to be elected to this seat.

But the production order of Baldev Kumar was not issued by the government which was later referred to the High Court by the accused.

Delayed tactics continued to be used by the government even after the court order and Baldev Kumar was presented to the assembly on the last day when the assemblies and government were expiring. On that day, he was sworn in by the Speaker, and likewise he remained a member of the Provincial Assembly for a few hours.

Sardar Baldev Kumar belongs to the Sikh religion. His entire family lives in Bari Kot area of ​​Swat where his two brothers and mother are based. Baldev Kumar’s wife is also reported to be from India.

Meanwhile, Ajay Soren Singh, son of PTI’s slain minority leader Sardar Surin Singh, has claimed that his father’s murder case is being heard against Baldev Kumar in the Peshawar High Court and how he has left the country. ۔

He told the BBC that Baldev Kumar was acquitted by the Anti-Terrorism Court but later filed an appeal in the High Court against him and the case is not yet heard. Has happened.

He said, “How can an accused get a foreign country visa against which a murder case is being heard in the courts?”


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