Nov 15, 2012, 07.53 AM IST | Source: PTI

Suukyi wants India to have awareness about Myanmar events

Suukyi wants India to have awareness about Myanmar events

New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) Questioning the "pace" of democratisation in her country, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said India should develop "awareness" about developments there if it wants "genuine" democracy. "It's not just India but anybody who wants to see genuine democracy in Burma. First of all they will have to develop an awareness of what is going on in the country, what is the pace of this democratisation, what about the Constitution which is particularly a democratic one," she told Outlook magazine in an interview. Her attention was drawn towards her sadness that India was "not more vocal" in its support during her detention and asked whether she thought after looking back that India's 'quiet diplomacy' was more effective in convincing the army rulers to open up and embark on the road to democracy than those who clamoured for sanctions on Myanmar. "I don't think I could say that. Everybody did whatever they could. I think we will have to give full credit to all those who supported us very, very vigorously and very very openly," she replied. Suu Kyi, who has been waging a war for democracy in Myanmar for decades, said she foresees a closer relations with India when her country makes progress on democratisation process as she observed that people-to-people link count much more than govern-to-government ties. "Well, I hope in future our countries will get closer as Burma democratizes. We have just started the process of democratization; we are not a democracy by any means. But once we have progress in that direction, since India is a practicing democracy, our countries will get close," she said. PTI MPB AKK AKK

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