BURMA'S MILITARY JUNTA IMPRISON AN ENTIRE PEOPLE
INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY FRIENDS OF BURMA'S BRUTAL MILITARY JUNTA
By Manuwant Choudhary
Its not just Aung San Suu Kyi who is under house arrest for 11 of her 18 years in Burma...recent events show that the military junta has imprisoned an entire people. And shockingly India's Congress government says that democracy in Burma is an `internal' issue of Burma.
Why was the same logic not used for Bangladesh by the Congress Party?
Well, Congress politicians will tell you its strategic and economic reasons that compels the silence.
In reality India is gung ho about Burma's military regime. Congress politicians enjoy a good rapport with the Military Junta. India's Border Road Organisation builds wide world class highways in Burma even while most of India are without roads.
Its oil, road and arms.
The Indian Ordnance factories supply pistols and INSAS rifles to the Burmese army.
But why just the Congress. India's former defence minister George Fernandes is known to be a vocal supporter of pro-democracy activists of Burma. Many activists are known to have lived and worked out of his official residence. Yet, India's relations with the Burma Military Junta started during the last NDA regime with BJP foreign minister Jaswant Singh visiting Rangooon.
So there is no support to the Burma cause from India's main opposition party as well.
The recent happenings in Burma have opened a debate and many feel the time has come to free the people of Burma.
A debate on Facebook went like this,
"If the US can free Iraq and Afghanistan ..surely it can free Burma..."
"No, a military solution to Burma is no solution. What is happening in Burma is a non-violent struggle. We must respect that."
"Just Send the army."
"Why army, Just Send More Monks."