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Visiting Indian PM Urged to Call for Reforms

9 May 2012

The Indian prime minister,  Dr. Manmohan Singh, is being urged to press for more democratic reforms during his three-day visit to Burma starting on Thursday. According to Mizzima, the Indian Parliamentarians’ Forum for Democracy in Burma asked Singh to push for the release of all political prisoners while the Burma Centre Delhi and 27 civil society groups asked him to call for an end to “the atrocities targeting ethnic areas particularly in Kachin State, the restoration of the civil and democratic rights of the Rohingya, the end of atrocities in Arakan and safe repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.”