Share Myanmar’s concern over Rakhine violence, says PM Narendra Modi

Modi said India shares Myanmar's concerns over "extremist violence" in the Rakhine State, especially the loss of innocent lives of the people and the military personnel.

By: PTI | Nay Pyi Taw (myanmar) | Published: September 7, 2017 4:40 am
modi myanmar, suu kyi, rohingya, rakhine state Modi, in his joint press statement with Suu Kyi after the talks, said India understands the problems being faced by Myanmar.

India said today that it shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state and asked all stakeholders to preserve the country’s unity and territorial integrity, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Modi’s first bilateral visit here comes at a time when the Myanmarese government led by Nobel laureate Suu Kyi is facing international pressure over the 125,000 Rohingya refugees that have poured across the Bangladeshi border in just two weeks after Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown in the Rakhine state.

Modi, in his joint press statement with Suu Kyi after the talks, said India understands the problems being faced by Myanmar. He said India shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state, especially the loss of innocent lives of the people and the military personnel.

“When it comes to a big peace process or finding a solution to a problem, we hope that all stakeholders can work together towards finding a solution which respects the unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar,” Modi said. At the same time, the solution can bring about peace, justice and dignity for all, he said. Suu Kyi, in her remarks, thanked India for taking a strong stand on the terror threat that Myanmar faced recently. Rohingya militants raided police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state last month, killing 12 security personnel.

She said together India and Myanmar can ensure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on their soil or on the soil of neighbouring countries. The meeting between Modi and Suu Kyi came on a day she was quoted as telling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that global outrage over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslims was being fuelled by “a huge iceberg of misinformation”.

Sympathy for the Rohingya was being generated by “a huge iceberg of misinformation calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities and with the aim of promoting the interest of the terrorists”, Suu Kyi was quoted by an official statement as telling Erdogan in a call. Suu Kyi has come under fire in recent days for failing to speak out against violence targeting Rohingyas, particularly given her previous image as a champion of human rights. Hundreds have died since Rohingya militants raided police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last month.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilising the region.

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    raj kishore
    Sep 8, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    WE ARE READY FOR TERRORISTS SURGICAL STRIKE IN ROHIGNGON OF RAHIR STATE .WE CAN TAKE THE HELP BY NSA AJIT DOVAL CAN MAKE THE PROGRAMME THROUGH PARA MILITARY AND MILITARY CAN SMASHED TO BE MADE TERRORIST HAVEN LIKE PAKISTAN.OUR PM MODI AND NEW DEFENSE MINISTER IS SITA RAMAN TO ENERGETIC AN GOOD INTEGRITY.IT WILL BE INDIA 'S GAIN THOUGH PAKISTAN IS THE HAVEN FOR TERRORIST .WE DO IT EARLIER THAN CHINA MAY INTERFEAR TO DO IT BUT WE INDIAN WERE ACTIVE TO DO SAY WILL BE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTWITH SMOOTH SILENT IT WILL BE SURPRISING IN THE MORNING.
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      raj kishore
      Sep 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm
      PM NARENDRA MODI VISITED MYNMAR TO MEET AND TO KNOW TERRORIST ACIVITESIN RAHINU STATE THE MILITANTS KNOWN AS ROHIN GANYA MILITANTS THEY WERE FACED INDIA NIGHT SURGICAL STRIK TWICE IN MYMAN MARBY AJIT DOVAL ,NSA OF INDIA TO DO THE SAME AT UNTIMELY ATTACK BY INDIA SOLDIERS AS IN INDIA THE LOCAL POLICE ,PARAMILITARY AND EXPERTS WILL ACCIDENTALY COME NOT KNOW TO MYNMAR POLICE AND INDIA TO RAHINU STATE .FOR THIS KAYI CALLED FOR ERDAGON TO MILITANT BUT INDIA CAN NEAR BY COULD DEMOLISHED THE WHERE THE ARE STAYING TO ATTACK TO BRING BY INDIAN PM MODI CAN ROOT OUT THE MILITANTS BY INDIAN MILITARY.
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        Vishwas Patil
        Sep 8, 2017 at 5:34 am
        As usual started with Rohingya Muslim militants killing the security force people, Hindus and Buddhists. The security forces and Buddhists then starts cleansing operation. This humanitarian crisis is as usual one sided when the attacker Muslim start paying. When Muslims kill other, there is no humanitarian crisis. PM Modi is right in ignoring the issue.
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          Chellam
          Sep 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm
          Modi got a new ally for the global Fascist alliance of Trump-Netanyahu-Rajapaksha-Mohan Bhagawat. To fight "extremist viloence" (Modi) and promote Buddhist Religious Nationalism ("territorial integrity" of Burma - Modi), Aung San Suu Kyi seems to be itching to join forces with this World Racist Alliance - with this devilish fraternity. Humanists should not be oblivious to this global Fascist danger.
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            vvvvv
            Sep 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm
            Shame to both leaders as per said by sonia jee id ont want to repeat but i can say good combination of saudagar peoples of their states getting killed and these two are drinking wine and enjoying good shame to our janta who voted to Modi to became PM by seeing such photo one must think of killers of innonence only we can say... JAi Hind
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