Myanmar’s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi who is facing criticism over her silence on the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority Thursday equated the Rohingya issue with India’s Kashmir “problem.”
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 said, according to media reports.
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.