That's Totally Lame

So the Government of India claims that its approach towards its human rights violating neighboring Myanmar (aka Burma) is all swell as the dickens.

Um, no.

In fact, as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous prisoner of conscience and Nobel laureate languishes in prison for another year, India has been totally lame in its approach towards the Myanmar  This is especially the case as Myanmar is set to hold elections widely seen as not conducive to promotion of human rights.

With Myanmar’s first elections in two decades approaching, the three freedoms – of expression, association and peaceful assembly – essential for people to freely participate in the political process, are increasingly being denied. Daw Suu Kyi is one of some 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar. None of them will be able to participate in this year’s elections under new election laws – laws that the Indian government has failed to condemn.

What was particular lame was India’s decision to cop out of condemning Myanmar’s pretty horrible human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council.  Not only that, but India is even considering selling weapons to this odious regime.  That’s not only lame, that’s jhol.

As the Myanmar elections approach India needs to do the right thing and to publicly call for the three freedoms – of expression, association and peaceful assembly – to be guaranteed throughout the election period. This is the time to show true human rights leadership as befits a key regional player – and not the time for silence.

In other words, India, stop being totally lame about the way you deal with Myanmar.

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6 thoughts on “That's Totally Lame

  1. Alaphia: you are correct. India needs to be a bit less spineless in my humble opinion.

  2. Alaphia: you are correct. India needs to be a bit less spineless in my humble opinion.

  3. Both of you !!

    Where do you draw the line when people misuse the so called human rights shield to carry out unlawful acts ????

    I see that you have given an example of Sri Lanka – you guys are quick to point fingers at the Sri Lankan government for getting rid of the LTTE terrorists, but, what were you doing for the past 30 years when they were killing innocent people ??

    What other solution do you propose ???

    Govind – HR is for humans – when you take inhumane apes breaking the law on a constant basis, what plans do you propose to save the majority humans ???

    How about the Americans and the British breaking commandments of your HR Bible ?? What action did you take when USA bombed Iraq and Afghanistan ??

    Why double standards ??

    When the Europeans were acting as Barbarians and killing people in yesteryear's, it was the well cultured Asians who lived peaceful lives and got rid of those who do not like peace in a decent manner. So, don't try to teach these cultured people blessed by two of the most peaceful philosophies about HR and being cultured.

    By the sound of your name, you are of Indian origin, Think to your self whether you have been drawn to this illogical mentality of saving HR ?? HR definitely should be there – but you also should know that it is to be used on humans and not inhumane terrorists and law breakers. In such scenario, it is better to use the body part called the brains to analyse what to do to ensure that the peace loving humans could live a decent life and ensure that the human race survive the next millenniums to come.

    Think about it !

  4. Both of you !!

    Where do you draw the line when people misuse the so called human rights shield to carry out unlawful acts ????

    I see that you have given an example of Sri Lanka – you guys are quick to point fingers at the Sri Lankan government for getting rid of the LTTE terrorists, but, what were you doing for the past 30 years when they were killing innocent people ??

    What other solution do you propose ???

    Govind – HR is for humans – when you take inhumane apes breaking the law on a constant basis, what plans do you propose to save the majority humans ???

    How about the Americans and the British breaking commandments of your HR Bible ?? What action did you take when USA bombed Iraq and Afghanistan ??

    Why double standards ??

    When the Europeans were acting as Barbarians and killing people in yesteryear’s, it was the well cultured Asians who lived peaceful lives and got rid of those who do not like peace in a decent manner. So, don’t try to teach these cultured people blessed by two of the most peaceful philosophies about HR and being cultured.

    By the sound of your name, you are of Indian origin, Think to your self whether you have been drawn to this illogical mentality of saving HR ?? HR definitely should be there – but you also should know that it is to be used on humans and not inhumane terrorists and law breakers. In such scenario, it is better to use the body part called the brains to analyse what to do to ensure that the peace loving humans could live a decent life and ensure that the human race survive the next millenniums to come.

    Think about it !