New Delhi [India], September 9 : The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has urged Myanmar that the situation in Rakhine state due to outflow of Rohingya Muslims be handled with restraint and maturity.
Ministry of External Affairs has urged Myanmar that the situation in Rakhine state be handled with restraint and maturity, focusing on the welfare of civilian population alongside those of the security forces.
"It is imperative that violence is ended and normalcy in the state restored expeditiously. India remains deeply concerned about situation in Rakhine State and outflow of refugees from that region", the statement added.
The statement added that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi recent visit to Myanmar had expressed his concern at the 'casualties of security forces as well as innocent lives'.
He had also urged a solution based on respect for peace, communal harmony, justice, dignity and democratic values.
It was agreed that India will provide assistance under the Rakhine state development programme in conjunction with the government of Myanmar.
''Whether it is a peace process or any other special issue We hope that all stakeholders together can find a way out in which unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected.
At the same time we can have peace, justice, dignity and democratic values for all," said PM Modi..