Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) and North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC) have organized a two day workshop on ‘Reflections on 2012 by-elections in Burma’ starting tomorrow (May 11). The workshop will be held at North East Diocesan Social Forum, Joypur in Guwahati. The first day’s program will start as 9.30 am, where Dr Tint Swe, former Parliamentarian of National League for Democracy, Dr Alana Golmei & Mr Kim of Burma Centre Delhi, U Saw Sa of Naga National League for Democracy, Tangsoi Thongo, ex- MLA of Nagaland will speak. Other speakers include Lalremruata of Zo Indigenous Forum, Suan Moi of Zomi Human Rights Organization, Dr Chengmak Kejong, Filip Sumi of Morung Express etc.
The purpose of this workshop is to have a discourse with diverse perspectives on what led to this election in Burma and how does one see it. It will also try to highlight the social and legal status of the Burmese refugees living in northeast India bordering Burma and explore the possibility of peace for the ethnic people in Burma.