The pro-democracy Burmese exile in India held a demonstration against the flawed election proposed by the military rulers of Burma and a symbolic people’s election in New Delhi on May 27. Hundreds of Burmese gathered at Jantar Mantar in Indian capital and organized a rally.Later a memorandum was also sent to the Indian Union government by the demonstrators with various appeals.The programme was a part of Global Day of Action under the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Election. The campaign, initiated by Ten Alliances of Burma’s democracy and ethnic rights movement representing the broad-based and multi-ethnic cooperation of political and civil society organizations from inside and outside
Burma, has been supported by over 150 organizations around the world.In fact, starting from May 22 till date, over 3,600 members of the Burmese community living in exile had signed postcards and that way voted in favour of the pro-democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and a Democratic Federal Union of Burma. The signed postcards even call on the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to denounce the upcoming 2010 elections in Burma and reject the results unless the Burmese regime changes the repressive actions.“It is already clear that the military’s elections this year will not be a step forward that Burma needs. The National League for Democracy and many ethnic groups have already decided that they cannot participate in such sham elections. Indian government should stand with them and the people of Burma in demanding genuine democratic elections, rather than supporting the military’s sham elections,” said Dr. Tint Swe, MP elect in 1990 elections from the Suu Kyi’s party NLD (now deregistered).The NLD and other democratic parties of Burma established a landslide victory in its general elections on May 27, 1990. But the junta did not recognize the outcome of the polls and hence did not hand over power. Rather, the group of generals imprisoned many opposition political leaders and many elected representatives left the country to take refugee in foreign nations.The military rulers of Burma has once again declared about a general election sometime later this year. But the electoral laws released prior to the exercise indicted that the junta was still uncomfortable with Ms Suu Kyi. Over two thousand political activists are still behind bar in Burma and they would never be allowed to take part in the election.On May 27, the Burmese around the world had demonstrated their resentment against the imposed military election in Burma. The exile Burmese groups hold public rally and protest meetings in front of Burmese Embassy, UN Building and other public places on the day to draw the attention of the international community.“We, the exile Burmese in India or anywhere in the globe are actually calling on international governments to denounce the proposed Burma election and reject the results under this situation. The Chinese and Indian governments with the member-countries under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are being urged primarily as those nations have maximum influences on the junta,” informed Pu Kim, a Burmese political activist based in New Delhi.Mentionable that Global Day of Action for Burma was an initiative by Burma Campaign UK with the support from US Campaign for Burma, Amnesty International, Avaaz.org and also Buddhist monks from different parts of the globe during the 2007 anti junta protest in Burma which was simultaneously organized in over 100 cities of 30 countries.The peaceful protests were aimed to make public awareness regarding the plight of Burmese people including the monks, and finally international community to raise voice against the military junta.“After almost five decades of military rule, the people of Burma want real, democratic, people’s elections. It is now clear, however, that the military regime’s first elections in twenty years will be nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to legitimize military rule,” stated in a release from Burma Partnership, the campaign secretariat of Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Election.
POK Editor Bats for More Exchanges
Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra ...
Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
Amidst Chinese Threat Dalai Lama Concludes ...
Asserting Media Person’s Rights in India
China’s Myanmar Bonanza Sans Responsibility
Manufacturing Misguided Protests in Assam
Assam Forum Bats for Work Permits to ...
Bhupen-da Came alive with Dhola-Sadiya Bridge ...
Remembering My Principal Sir!
Saluting Tricolour to Defy Militants’ Diktat ...
Underlining India’s Productive Engagement in ...
Young Journalist Killed in India, ...
Unpaid Media Employees of Northeast India
Journalist Body Urges Political Parties to ...
Saving the Tigers from Extinction
Glorious Tribute to Bhupenda
Burmese Students Term New Government Bogus
Burma Turns Hostile to Indian Separatist Groups
Northeast India Rediscovers Tricolour
Indian People’s Win Inspires Burmese Activists
Nobel Support for a Noble Cause
Activists Condemn India’s Arm Deal with Burma
Protest Note from Guwahati Press Club
Journalists’ Killings: Justice Eludes in ...
Games Gogoi Played In Assam Polls
Remembering Parag: Assam’s Way
Helicopter Missing from Northeast Indian Sky
Allegations Poured on Indian Premier
Allegations Fired at Indian Premier
Rising Resentment against Corruption in India
Satellite News Channel Launched in Northeast ...
Looking at Burma's Forthcoming General ...
Burma Election, Refugees and Media’s Role
When British Newspaper Tenders Apology to ...
TST Contributor Honored with Excellence Award
Burning Rhino Horns: Creating Controversy
Condemning Military Election in Burma
Protest against Military Election in Burma
Assam: A Pretending Warrior and Peace ...
South-eastern Bangladesh Erupts in Violence
Grim Picture of Human Rights in India
Burma on Radar as New Delhi Prepares for ...
Assam: Where People Defy Militant's Diktat
Bangladesh Readies to Hang Bangabandhu Killers
International Film Festival Begins in Guwahati
RK Pachauri under Attack from British Media
Selling News Space Culture in India: Concerns ...
Asian MPs Insist on a Free & Fair 2010 Burma ...
Guwahati Festival to Highlight Terrorism
Assam: Brutal Armed Group, Incompetent ...
Without Suu Kyi, 2010 Polls Have No Meaning
Beijing Eyes Northeast India !
Bumpy Road to Copenhagen
Nava Thakuria Elected Assistant Gen. Sec. of ...
Northeast India: People Defy Militant’s ...
Northeast India: Waiting for Justice for 18 ...
Northeast India : Where Protector Turns Killer
Raising Support for Democracy in Burma
Indian Muslims Raise Voices for Uighurs
Will Captive Breeding of Vultures Work?
Northeast India: Trailing a Notorious Rebel
Is Burma Junta Learning from Cyclone Nargis!
Is a Nepali Fugitive Winning Indian Election?
When Politician Uses Scribe for Vested Interest
Assam Editor Killing: Protest Continues
Freedom under Chinese Boot in Tibet
Pride and Poverty: India's Amazing Blending
Sri Lankan Crisis: Shelling on Hospital ...
Northeast India Defies Militant's Diktat:
Woman Journalist Killed in Nepal
Urging for Insurance Coverage to Media Persons
Bangladesh: Waiting for a Stable Democratic ...
ULFA Leader Appeals UNHCR for Political Asylum
Assam Mourns Death of Mumbai Terror Attack
When an Assamese Magazine Rejects ...
Bangladesh Polls: Apprehension on Final Outcome
Manipur Asks for CBI Probe into Scribe's ...
Scribe's Killing in Northeast: Demand for ...
'Suspend Burma from BIMSTEC'
Guwahati Citizens Meet to Discuss Terrorism
Group Clashes Shock Northeast India
When Media Distorts Facts to Manufacture News
Where Editors Swindle Reporters
Calling upon Comprehensive Packages for ...
Highlighting Media's Challenge and ...
Media on Media' Glitch: An Exercise of ...
An Ignited Assam Baffles ULFA
Assam Defies Militant's Diktat to Celebrate ...
Journalists Dare to Defy Militants' Diktat
When Bangladeshi Influx Ignites Assam
Nepal Can Expect a Consensus of Government Soon
Victorious Maoists Lose Battle for Kathmandu
India: Assam Party Waits for an Opportunity
Burma after Nargis: Devastated, Depressed and ...
When a Disastrous Regime Continues
Exposing Corrupt Journalists of Our Time
Nepal Waits a Republic Regime: Diasporas Don't ...
Waiting for Consensus on Government in Nepal
Condemnation Pours on Burmese Junta as Suu ...
American-Assamese Preparing White Paper on ...
Assam Government Bows Down to Public Outrages
Shaky Start to Druk Democracy
India and Burma Push Joint Project
Bhutan Turns Democratic
Disregarding Public Outcry: Assam Government's ...
Army, Police Heads Become Governors in North ...
Rhinos Dwindle as Poaching Thrives in India
Taste of Democracy in Bhutan Is Not for ...
Nava Thakuria, who serves as a special correspondent for The Seoul Times, is based in Guwahati of Northeast India. He also contributes articles for many media outlets based in different parts of the glove, and can be contacted at email@example.com
The Seoul Times
Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6
Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Office: 82-10-6606-6188 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company ST Banner Exchange