A day after officially condemning the violence in the coup-hit neighbouring country of Myanmar, India on Friday suggested “attempts at resolving the situation through efforts of ASEAN”.
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is an inter-governmental organization of ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Briefing the media on India’s stand on the turmoil in Myanmar, Arindam Bagchi – spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said: “India supports any attempts at resolving the current situation including through efforts of ASEAN.”
The MEA spokesperson further said that India would like to play a “balanced and constructive role” on the issue.
“We remain engaged on this issue with our international interlocutors and at the UNSC (United Nations Security Council), in an effort to play a balanced and constructive role,” Arindam Bagchi said.
“We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. We have urged the release of political prisoners,” the MEA spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, stating India’s stand on allowing refugees from coup-hit Myanmar enter into Indian Territory, MEA spokesperson – Arindam Bagchi said: “As far as border crossings are concerned, we are dealing with it as per our laws and humanitarian considerations.”
Meanwhile, the situation in Myanmar remains unchanged as the military in the Country continues with its crackdown on anti-coup protestors.
Hundreds of innocent civilians have already lost their lives in ruthless crackdown by the Myanmar military.
In fact, United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar has warned that threat of a civil war looms large over the Country.
UN special envoy to Myanmar – Christine Schraner Burgener has warned break out of a civil war in Myanmar “at an unprecedented scale”.
“This could happen under our watch and failure to prevent further escalation of atrocities will cost the world so much more in the longer term than investing now in prevention, especially by Myanmar’s neighbours and the wider region,” said UN special envoy to Myanmar – Christine Schraner Burgener.