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Myanmarese celebrate Suu Kyi’s release

It was a celebration of hard-earned freedom for Thinthin Aung and other Myanmarese nationals on the streets of the Delhi. After waiting for 15 long years, they were finally able to witness the release of their beloved leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday.

delhi Updated: Nov 13, 2010 23:51 IST
Neelam Pandey

It was a celebration of hard-earned freedom for Thinthin Aung and other Myanmarese nationals on the streets of the Delhi. After waiting for 15 long years, they were finally able to witness the release of their beloved leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday.

Myanmarese nationals living in the city celebrated by bursting fire crackers and releasing of helium balloons at the Jantar Mantar.

Hours before her release, her supporters were tense and were glued to TV screens. Many made frantic calls to fellow activists in Mynamar to get updates on her release. “We were apprehensive whether she would be released or not. But we are happy now,” said Kim from Burma Centre in Delhi, a political group that works for the return of peace and justice in Mynamar.

“On November 8, we started our sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding the US President and Indian PM not to recognise the recent military polls held in Mynamar. We are happy that she finally walked free today,” said Thinthin Aung, president and board member of Women’s League of Burma.