The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) meeting in Kolkata has issued the following statement:
Solidarity With the Burmese People’s Struggle
For Restoration of Democracy
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its support to the people of Burma (Myanmar) who have been struggling for long for the restoration of democracy. The mass protests in the past ten days are an expression of the deep desire of the people for a democratic system and a better life.
The CPI(M) condemns the repression unleashed by the military government on the peaceful protest marches.
The CPI(M) appeals to all the democratic forces in India to stand by the people of Burma in their heroic struggle.
The Central government should utilize all political and diplomatic channels to impress upon the military government to cease repression and to initiate talks for a democratic transition.