“We are disturbed”, said Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs on recent verdicts on Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

India is “disturbed” by what is happening with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others. In a statement, India shared that the democratic process and the rule of law should be questioned in the country.

Recently, a country in Mayanmar put Suu Kyi behind the bars for 4 years claiming her to be guilty of inciting dissent in the first of a series of verdicts. Then, the court decreased her jail sentence to two years.

“We are disturbed at the recent verdicts. As a neighbouring democracy, India has been consistently supportive of the democratic transition in Myanmar,” said Arindam Bagchi, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

“We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld. Any development that undermines these processes and accentuates differences is a matter of deep concern,” he added.

Talking to the media about the case against Aung Sang Suu Kyi and others in Myanmar, Bagchi said, “It is our sincere hope that keeping their nation’s future in mind, efforts would be made by all sides to advance the path of dialogue.”
In February, when military rule was imposed on Myanmar and with huge protests, the stones were thrown.