NEW DELHI: As Myanmar‘s army continued crackdown on civilians protesting towards the February 1 coup, India on Friday condemned any use of violence and stated it stood for the restoration of democracy in the nation.
At a media briefing, Spokesperson in the ministry of exterior affairs Arindam Bagchi stated India has urged for the discharge of political prisoners and supported any makes an attempt to resolve the present situation, together with by way of the efforts of 10-nation ASEAN.
“Let me be very clear. We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar,” he stated.
To a query on whether or not India will enable folks from Myanmar to cross over to the Indian aspect alongside the Indo-Myanmar border, Bagchi stated it’s being handled as per legislation in addition to on humanitarian issues.
“As far as border crossings are concerned, we are dealing with it as per our laws and humanitarian considerations,” Bagchi stated.
Myanmar has been rocked by huge protests for the reason that army seized energy in the coup on February 1.
According to studies, a whole lot of folks, together with kids, have been killed in the crackdown by Myanmarese authorities. Leader of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi is among the many key folks detained by the army following the coup.
“We have urged the release of political prisoners and supported any attempts at resolving the current situation, including through the efforts of ASEAN,” Bagchi stated.
“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 stated.
As the situation deteriorated in Myanmar, 1000’s of folks fled to Thailand.