PRESS STATEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT

July 22, 2011: New Delhi, Hundred of Indian Civil Society Organizations, Individuals, and Burmese pro-democracy forces staged a peaceful protest demonstration to show disagreement and disappointment to the Government of India for recently supplying arms and ammunition fully loaded in 52 military trucks to the world most notorious Burmese military regime. Those arms and ammunitions would be used by Burma’s Army against the Kachin and other ethnic minorities in eastern Burma.

It is unacceptable for all peace-loving peoples as the Government of India knowingly supplied weapons and conducted joint military exercises leading to systematic human rights abuses and criminal hostilities against ethnic groups, political activists, journalists and civilians. These unlawful abuses are still being committed by Burma Army even after the installation of so-called civilian type government.

Supplying weapons to Burma military dictatorship is not only violating democratic principles but also betraying the people of Burma which will have negative impact on India’s long-term interest.

We strongly and sincerely urged India to support the Burmese people’s movement for restoration of peace and democracy in Burma.

Memorandum endorsed and signed by 46 Indian civil society organizations and 49 Individuals, and 24 Burmese organizations submitted to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Government of India in strong condemnation of the Indian Government's supply of arms and ammunitions to Burma's military dictatorship.

For More Information:

Mr. Kim,

Coordinator

Burma Centre Delhi

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For Media Interview

Dr. Alana Golmei,

Coordinator

Burma Centre Delhi

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Dr. Tint Swe,

Chairman

Burma Centre Delhi

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