AIZAWL: A noted Mizo singer has gone viral for extending solidarity to Myanmar citizens protesting against the military coup in India’s neighbouring country.
Rebecca Saimawii, currently based in Bangalore in Karnataka, has performed a soaring anthem bringing attention to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar. The Mizo crooner’s emotional and timely song sung in her native tongue has spread like wildfire on social media platforms, and she has earned rave reviews.
“You are not alone in the struggles you are not alone. The eyes of the world are looking at you. You are seen. Your voices are heard. We are all praying that liberty be served to you. We stand by you. The people of Mizoram support you and we love you,” the musician says, before launching into her anthem.
In a related development, prominent Mizo boxer Lalrinsanga Tlau also extended solidarity by giving a three-finger salute during the WBC Youth World Super Featherweight Weigh-in on Friday night in the state capital Aizawl.
Amid the continuing violence and turmoil in neighbouring Myanmar, at least 15 persons, including at least four Myanmarese policemen, have crossed over into Mizoram over the last few days, sources have said.
Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire again, killing one man. Activists demanding the restoration of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi held more demonstrations and thousands marched through Mandalay.
Myanmar’s security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists — and anyone else capable of exposing the violence.
Governments around the world, including the United States, have condemned the coup. Meanwhile, the United Nations’ special envoy on Myanmar urged the Security Council to take action.
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