“More than ten thousand people and Buddhist monks have been arrested in Myanmar. So we need the sympathies, we need the support of the world. So that’s why we are organising demonstrations in various states of India,” said Thura, who is the president of the Burmese Solidarity Organisation.
The activists said they look forward to concrete steps from the Indian government for an early restoration of democracy in Myanmar.
“They (Burmese) are fighting for democracy and we are enjoying democracy in India and so we want our brothers and sisters in Burma to enjoy democracy with us,” said James Sumkhanzam, Assistant General Secretary of Zomi Students’ Federation.