India condemns use of violence in Myanmar, backs restoration of democracy

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Bangladesh
MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi

New Delhi (NVI): India today condemned the use of violence in Myanmar, amid reports that the country’s military has continued its crackdown on civilians protesting against the February 1 coup, as over 500 people have lost their lives so far.

“We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar,” said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, while addressing a press conference here.

The MEA spokesman said that India has urged the release of political prisoners and supported any attempts at resolving the current situation, including through the efforts of 10-nation ASEAN.

“We remain engaged on this issue with our international interlocutors and at the UN Security Council in an effort to play a balanced and constructive role,” he added.

Myanmar is being ruled by Army since February 1 this year as massive protests have rocked the country since then. Internet connectivity has been shut down in several parts of the country as part of Myanmar Army’s crackdown on protesters.

As per reports, the massive crackdown has led to deaths of hundreds of people, including children. Apart from that, Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of National League for Democracy (NLD) is among the key leaders detained by the military after the coup.

-ARK