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Indian Parliamentarians Protest the Visit of Burma’ Senior General Than Shwe

By Indian Parliamentarians' Forum for Democracy in Burma  •  July 25, 2010

Indian Parliamentarians’ Forum for Democracy in Burma (IPFDB) expresses their protest on the government’s decision to welcome the state visit of the Senior General Than Shwe of Burma at this point of time in India.

The IPFDB wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and expressed their concerns of the view that Indian government should not lend legitimacy for the military rule and its abusive human rights violations in Burma by focusing primarily on military and economic corporation with the military dictatorship in Burma.

The parliamentarians urge the Prime Minister to take this visit as an opportunity to convey the clear message that India is in favor of free, fair and inclusive political processes in the neighboring country.

The IPFDB also suggested the Prime Minister to tell the Burmese general that Burma’s 2008 forcefully adopted military controlled constitution and recently announced election law must be amended, otherwise the scheduled 2010 polls will be “very difficult to judge as free, fair or credible.”

It also urged Dr. Singh to strongly reiterate the repeated calls for the unconditional release of all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and the holding of genuine and inclusive dialogue process in Burma much before the election is held.

For more information:

Ms. Thin Thin Aung (+91- 9891-2522-316)
Mr. Kim (+91 – 8800- 414-483)
Mr. Htun Htun (+91-9891-280-954)

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