by Sid H Arthur - South Asia & Politics 24 Sep 2007 12:31 am

Burma: Religious Support for Democracy

Myanmar (Burma) has been under the kosh of a brutally repressive military junta since 1962 but the tide might finally be turning.

The last 4 days have seen protest by tens of thousands of monks marching to Yangon; and their lines are growing.

Burmese Monks

Burmese religionists leading the popular uprising against an anti-democratic, totalitarian, military dictatorship!

The irony is that in neighbouring Bangladesh, the religionists have always been hand-in-glove with the military in robbing the people of democratic rights.

Bangalis could look east for religious and political inspiration. And a golmalist can but dream.

3 Responses to “Burma: Religious Support for Democracy”

  1. on 25 Sep 2007 at 11:47 am 1.Bonbibi said …

    so well put! Also, Sid please draw attention to AVAAZs’ campaign to get people to support this peaceful revolution: http://www.avaaz.org/en/

  2. on 25 Sep 2007 at 5:13 pm 2.Serious Golmal » No Ray of Sunshine said …

    […] Compare and contrast these fine young cannibals with the nobility and courage of the Burmese monks. There on the streets of Yangon are the penniless sons of peasants who are putting their lives on the line for their countrymen, facing the guns of a military government, who have killed dissenters indiscriminately and no doubt will kill again. […]

  3. on 27 Sep 2007 at 1:14 pm 3.Arnab said …

    Wow! there is at least one religion in this world that supports democracy!

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