Myanmar’s Rohingya issue is similar to India’s Kashmir: Suu Kyi

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Yangon—Equating Rohingya Muslims issue in the Rakhine state with India’s Kashmir issue, Myanmar’s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said there is a similarity between the Rohingya and Kashmir issues. 

Suu Kyi said, “We are facing the same problem as India is facing in Kashmir”.
 
“We have to take care of innocent citizens as our resources are not as adequate as required, but we try our best and make ensure that every citizen is entitled to the protection of law,” she added. 

Elaborating on the difficulties her government is facing, Suu Kyi said, “We have to think about how to differentiate between terrorists and innocent people. You in India are well-versed with this, because India has a large Muslim community and in place like Kashmir, where you face terrorism, the trouble of sorting out the terrorists from the innocent citizen and all those who are not involved in the terrorist movement at all, comes up.”
 
Suu Kyi further said that the issue of the Rohingya Muslims is one of the biggest challenges, dating back to pre-colonial times and hence, will take time to be resolved.

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