The Tribune dated 05th March 2021
Our Party hopes the Hindu Indian state will give asylum to these soldiers as it is bound by International law The Declaration on Territorial Asylum (1967) describes the principles on which states should base themselves in their practices relating to territorial asylum. One of the principles is non-refoulement: “the prohibition to forcibly send back a person to a country that is dangerous for the asylum-seeker.
Our Party would request the Hindu Indian state to abide by the Declaration on Territorial Asylum (1967), as sending back these asylum seekers would spell death for them in Burma, since the military regime has somewhat gone berserk by killing with live bullets peaceful civilians who are protesting and crying for the return of democracy.
To quell further asylum seekers from entering the Hindu state, Premier Nerandra Modi should use his good offices with the Burmese Generals to return to the barracks and unleash the potency of democracy.
Facta non Verba.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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