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Myanmar Diaspora group writes to PM Modi, stages protest about situation in Myanmar

The Myanmar diaspora and ethnic group in New Delhi organized a protest against Myanmar's brutal military dictatorship on Tuesday.

An activist of Myanmar diaspora wearing a T-shirt printed with an image of the imprisoned Nobel laureate and former State Counselor (equivalent to Prime Minister), Aung San Suu Kyi. She was holding a 'Save Myanmar' placard and campaigning for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar during a protest against the country's military dictatorship, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photographs and Video by: Rajeev Bhatt

The CRPH/NUG Support Group-India, an organization of Myanmar Diaspora campaigning to restore democracy in Myanmar wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday urging the New Delhi government to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate government of Myanmar and extend support to the civilian-led democratic Government.

Members of Myanmar diaspora and ethnic group staging a protest‌ ‌against Myanmar's military dictatorship, requesting the Indian Government to support CRPH/NUG Support Group for restoration of democracy in Myanmar, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photographs and Video by: Rajeev Bhatt

Myanmar has been in a state of turmoil since the democratically elected civilian Government led by Nobel Peace Prize awardee Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted in a military coup in Feb., last year despite winning a landslide victory. The coup triggered widespread protests across the country as people launched a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) campaign, almost paralyzing the economy as civil servants and private sector employees refused to go to work in an effort to undermine the Military Junta’s attempts to govern Myanmar.

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