Apart from this, more than 2100 journalists, exhibitors, social workers, government officials, union leaders, writers, students and common people have been detained. More than 1 month has passed for this entire development. Do you understand why there was a coup in Myanmar? Where are soo ki? And what is the current state of the nation?
What is the motive of the army behind the coup?
General elections were held in Myanmar in November last year. Suu Kyi’s party won this election. The army had alleged that there was a large scale rigging in this election. Also, the Election Commission was asked to make the final data publicly. However, the commission rejected all these claims. Analysts say that the reason for gaining power in this way was not irregularity in elections, but to control the country.Why are the demonstrations happening in Myanmar?
The protesters are demanding to give control in the hands of the public in place of the army. They also want the release of Suu Kyi and other leaders. Many minority communities of the country, who have been struggling long for the autonomy of their land, want to remove the army written constitution in 2008. They want democracy to be established. Youth are taking part in these demonstrations on a large scale. However, many common services have been affected due to the strike.
How is the army reacting to this?
In the recent few weeks, the army has started reacting to the demonstrations. Amnesty International has said that the army is using such weapons on peaceful protesters, which are usually seen on the battlefield. Security forces are raiding people from house to house. People are being evicted from their homes. Many citizens have been taken away from family and friends and taken into custody. There are many people, whose bases are not known to anyone.
What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?
Ong San Suu demonstrated against army rule for decades. He was imprisoned in the house for 15 years. The army has made many allegations, including bribery and corruption, on Suu Kyi. Army spokesman Brigadier General Joo Min Tun said in a news conference that Suu Kyi has accepted the illegal possession of $ 6 million along with gold while in power. However, his lawyer has denied all the allegations. After being taken into custody, nobody saw Suu Kyi.
What is the United Nations doing on the matter?
The protesters, citizens and social workers have appealed to the international community to intervene in the matter. The United States and Britain have imposed restrictions on army officers. Last week, 15 members of the UN Security Council supported the most stringent statement since the coup. In which it was said that ‘strongly condemn the violence against the protesters’. At the same time, the army was advised to exercise restraint.
Andrew, a United Nations human rights minister in Myanmar, urged members not to consider the military junta as a legitimate government. Apart from this, he has asked to stop revenue and arrival of arms till the junta.