Solidarity Committee for Burma Democracy demanded immediate release of the National League For Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the Myanmar Military to honour the November election results. The committee also mulls for democracy to prevail in Myanmar.
Speaking to media persons at Irawat Bhawan, Imphal on Thursday the committee’s chairman L Sotinkumar said that the committee was formed in the wake of 1988’s massive uprising in Myanmar to restore democracy in the country. The committee agitated from the front at that point of time, he said and added that it had remained dormant till date after some normalcy was reached in that country. But the recent military coup had prompted the committee to resume its activities again, he added.
Sotinkumar further said that the world is keenly observing the developments in the country in the wake of the coup in which the military has arrested many leaders of the NLD including Aung San Suu Kyi. Stating that many uprising/agitations has occurred in Myanmar for a democratic rule, he condemned the military for its recent actions.
The NLD has been in power since 2011, after Aung San Suu Kyi was released from years of house arrest. And in the November election, it got a “thumping majority”. But the military are alleging fraud in the election and brought up false charges against the leaders, he added.
Stating that many civilians might lose their lives and may also get displaced due to the ongoing widespread protests in the country, Sotinkumar opined that they may cross into India and there might be a refugee crisis.
Sotinkumar also mulls that India needs to intervene and stated that the countries around the world need to condemn the dictatorial regime in Myanmar.
Solidarity Committee for Burma Democracy convenor Ksh Shanta and activist Kh Gyaneshor also attended the press meet.
(Courtesy: The Frontier Manipur)