The coup in Myanmar has evoked a strong response in Northeast India.

The Naga Students and Youth’s Federation, Yangon Region, has strongly condemned the military coup in Myanmar.

Myanmar is home to over 100,000 Nagas, who mostly live Sagaing Division and Kachin state. The Naga territory in Myanmar is marked by Kabaw valley in the south bordering to the Chin state, the Kachin on the north and the Burmese on the east.

“We see the coup d’état of the elected government by force as a major obstacle to the current federal and democratic situation and a major threat to the country’s future…civil servants for the sake of justice and democracy have expressed their full support for the ongoing civil disobedience moverment,” a statement by the students’ organisation said.

The coup in Myanmar has evoked a strong response in Northeast India. On Wednesday, Mizoram’s apex student body the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) staged a sit-in-demonstration in protest against human right violation by Myanmar army and to extend solidarity to the Mizo communities in Myanmar, who faced the brunt of the military coup in that neighbouring country.

Hundreds of students and NGO leaders took part in the demonstration held in front of Vanapa Hall in Aizawl.

MZP vice president Peter Chhangte said the purpose of the demonstration was to extend solidarity to the Mizo communities, who are victims of a military coup in Myanmar. “We share the sufferings and joy of our Mizo brothers in Myanmar. We will always stand for them” he said.

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