‘There must be strong political conspiracy behind military coup in Myanmar’

Executive director of Human Rights Alert (HRA) Manipur Babloo Loitongbam stressed that the situation in Manipur is very much alike with the neighbouring country Myanmar.


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The Slopeland School of Teachers Education organised a seminar on ‘The Current Crisis in Myanmar (Burma) - What Can We Learn and What Can We Do as a Neighbour (or The Other World Can Do)’ at the Slopeland School premises, Khongjom Salt village on Saturday.

Subject experts in the seminar spoke on incidents of human rights violation in Myanmar amid the prevailing crisis since the military coup that started on February 1 this year. The seminar discussed how India could extend support to the neighbouring Myanmar in the prevailing crisis and what India could learn from the current situation in the neighbouring country.

Speaking during the seminar as a resource person, executive director of Human Rights Alert (HRA) Manipur Babloo Loitongbam stressed that the situation in Manipur is very much alike with the neighbouring country Myanmar in several ways, as people in Myanmar are also facing discrimination.

“There must be a strong political conspiracy behind the February 1 military coup in Myanmar,” said Babloo.

He further reiterated that post COVID-19 pandemic, either China or the USA may become the world superpower country. He also condemned the killing of civilians in Myanmar in the anti-coup protests and added that the killing of 14 civilians in one of the anti-coup protests by Myanmar army has reminded him of the June 18 protest in Manipur where 18 innocent civilians have died.

“More than 700 unarmed civilians have died in the anti-coup protests in Myanmar till date,” he added.

Saying that the concept of ‘Feudalism’ and ‘Dictatorship’ can never be enforced in a society, Babloo said that the state government could extend support to people in Myanmar by giving them refuge in a designated camp here. He also underlined that if the government works accordingly on the democratic principles, it will be good for the entire society.

During the seminar, professor of Political Science, DM College of Arts, Langpoklakpam Suraj, advocate Moi, lecturer of DM College, Indramani and principle of Slopeland School of Teachers Education, Nahakpam Babulin also spoke as resource persons.

It may be mentioned that some students from Myanmar are now studying free of cost at the Slopeland School, Khongjom.

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First Published:April 10, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

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