India urges Myanmar to uphold democracy after coup


India on Monday expressed “deep concern” over the military coup in Myanmar which has been placed under a state of emergency for one year, urging the neighboring country to uphold the rule of law and the democratic process. A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said that the government was monitoring the situation closely.

“India has always been steadfast in its support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar,” the government said.

Monday’s coup came just two months after State Counsellor Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party swept the November 8, 2020, general elections in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s military-backed opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) had disputed the results, in which NLD secured way above the 322 seats required to form the government.

It was the second general polls since 2011, when the military rule ended in the country.

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