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India ‘disturbed’ over sentencing of Suu Kyi

New Delhi, December 7

Stopping short of demanding Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, India on Tuesday found the “recent verdicts” in Myanmar disturbing. “We are disturbed at the recent verdicts. As a neighbouring democracy, India has been consistently supportive of the democratic transition in Myanmar,” said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

“We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld. Any development that undermines these processes and accentuates differences is a matter of deep concern,” he said.

“It is our sincere hope that keeping their nation’s future in mind, efforts will be made by all sides to advance the path of dialogue,” he added.

Myanmar’s ousted leader was initially jailed for four years, but was partially “pardoned” hours later by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing with her sentence reduced to two years. — TNS

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