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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:08 PM

Suu Kyi invokes Bapu against junta

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 16, 2012

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said had Mahatma Gandhi been alive, he would have been 'vocal' about his 'disapproval' of India's stand regarding her country.

In a reversal of its policy, by late 1990s New Delhi had warmed up to the military junta in Myanmar, a country with which it shares 1600km land boundary and distanced itself from Suu Kyi.

Renewing her bonds with India, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy met vice-president Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and also held discussions with external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday.

"I think Mahatma Gandhi would have been very vocal about his disapproval," the Noble Prize winner told Karan Thapar at CNN-IBN's Devil's Advocate ...


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