Media Advisory: The voices from India for freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi

27th May 2009: Ideally would have been the day of release for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from her third house arrest since 30-5-03 and would have been a much awaited day of celebration by the people of Burma and for all the democracy loving people in the world. However instead of being released, the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize (1991) and Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (1993), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently incarcerated in the notorious Insein prison on 14-5-09 on trumped -up criminal charges of violating the conditions of her house arrest. Worse still, since the Burmese generals sits above the law, Daw Suu is expected to be jailed for 3 to 5 years at the end of this "court case".

The Burmese military regime which seized the power since 18-9-88 is desperate to hold the election in 2010 according to the unacceptable Constitution which was unilaterally declared approved by a sham referendum held in the middle of the devastating Cyclone Nargis that killed 145,000 Burmese in May 2008.

Several world leaders and eminent members of the responsible international community have expressed their concern over these political developments in Burma, and called for immediate release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

But the people of Burma are yet to hear from the Indian Government, the largest democracy in the world and A significant regional power who has chosen to remain silent.

In solidarity with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the pro-democracy people of Burma, a Public Meeting-cum-Press Conference in being organized on the day Daw Suu was to be released.

Date: 27-5-09 (Wednesday)

Time: 11 am - 2 pm (3 hours)

Venue: Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001

The speakers at the meeting are:

1.      Shri Surendra Mohan, Former MP, New Delhi

2.      Shri Prabhash Joshi, Veteran Journalist

3.      Shri Kuldip Nayyar, Journalist and Former MP, New Delhi

4.      Amar Kanwar, Film maker and others

5.     Dr Tint Swe, Burmese MP

6.      Thin Thin Aung, Presidium Board Member, Women League of Burma

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