CPI denounces military junta's repression in Myanmar

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Communist Party of India (CPI) today condemned the killings and repression let loose by the military junta on the innocent and unarmed people of Myanmar who are demanding restoration of democracy in the country.

The party in a release issued here deplored the killing of a Japanese photographer journalist Kenji Nagai while videographing the repressive acts.

Twelve more people were killed and hundreds of Bhuddhist monks were confined to monasteries forcibly.

People in thousands have come out on the streets defying the unprecedented repression. It is a shame on the Military junta that they did not honour the peoples' verdict of 1988 - when an election was conducted under their supervision, the statement said.

It has been almost two decades since detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been kept under house arrest. India should come out openly and demand the military junta to stop the repression, restore democracy and free Suu Kyi, the statement demanded.

The CPI also expressed solidarity with the ''just struggle'' of the people of Myanmar for restoration of democracy.


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