Washington DC (ANI): Days after the military coup in Myanmar, US President Joe Biden during a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday resolved that rule of law along and democratic process must be upheld in Burma.
White House said during a press statement, "The President (Biden) underscored his desire to defend democratic institutions and norms round the world and noted that a shared commitment to democratic values is that the bedrock for the US-India relationship. They further resolved that the rule of law and therefore the democratic process must be upheld in Burma (Myanmar)."
"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, committing that the us and India will work closely together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, renew their partnership on global climate change , rebuild the worldwide economy," the statement added.This statement comes after Myanmar's military launched a coup last week and detained State Counsellor.Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint and other National League for Democracy (NLD) members.
Moreover, many protestors including political leaders and students, who had demonstrated, were arrested.
The military also announced a one-year state of emergency within the country, vowing to "take action" against alleged voter fraud during the November 8 election , which saw Suu Kyi's NLD party secure a powerful victory.
According to media reports cited by the United Nations , many people took to the streets in Yangon last week to protest the military's takeover and therefore the arrest of several elected leaders.Access to the web and social media was severely restricted following the overthrow of the govt .As thousands of individuals continued to participate in protest marches across the country, curfew was imposed in seven townships on Monday, to prevent the people from protesting against the junta rule.
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