Tuesday, 07 July 2009 21:45
New delhi (mizzima) – Burmese activists and Indian supporters on Tuesday reiterated their call to the Indian government to stop supporting Burma’s military regime and instead support the movement for democracy in the country.
Marching along Parliament Street in New Delhi, India’s capital, scores of Burmese and Indian activists held protest rallies on Tuesday marking the 47th anniversary of 7-July, on which day in 1962 Burma’s military rulers’ cracked down on student protesters in Rangoon University.
Protesters said, with the world witnessing the latest injustice by the Burmese regime – the trumped-up charge and trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi – India and China should stop adhering to their soft stand on the regime but join the global outcry and pressurize the junta.
While with the spirit of ‘7-July’, Burmese students will continue the fight for human rights and democracy in Burma, it is crucial for the international community, particularly neighbouring countries, to keep up their support in order to usher in changes in Burma, the protestors said.
The protesters, many of them former students in Burma, who fled the junta’s brutal crackdown, urged India to be a responsible neighbour and called on Russia and China to refrain from exercising their veto power to block a Security Council resolution against the regime. Continue reading “Die Hard’ spirit of 7-July; Burmese activists vow to march ahead” →
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