ARAKAN NATIONAL COUNCIL
THE STATEMENT ON 220TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FALL OF
Nation. Throughout its existence
over 5000 years Arakan was a prosperous nation in
From that day on the entire people of Arakan
had bowlessly waged a national war against the
Burmese invaders till 1824. Then the British invaded Arakan.
After the Anglo-Burmese War ended with the Treaty of Yandabo
On January 4, 1948, the British-Burma gained independence and a new nation as the Union of Burma comprising Shan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Rakhaing (Arakan) and Burma emerged, in which Arakan has been included as a colony of Burmese. However, the people of Arakan have been strictly struggling to regain their right of self-determination till today.
Since the coup of
cleansing policy (ethnocide).
Under these circumstances, the people of Arakan are still suffering from inferno-like woe including the reign of terror of SPDC, natural devastating disasters, poverty, famine, etc. Enduring against that satanic oppression, we cooperating along with the oppressed people of Burma and other non-Burman oppressed peoples are still dauntlessly going on our
struggle for liberty, equality, democracy and peace against the Burmese military regime.
We, ANC, shall sincerely operate our effort to gain international sympathy and support from every possible governmental and non-governmental human right organization.
So, by representing the people of Arakan, we, ANC, shall enthusiastically carry out:
1.To unite the entire people of Arakan irrespective
of race and religion;
2.To eliminate the Burmese military dictatorship;
3.To restore liberty and democracy of the oppressed;
4.To attain the national equality and the right to self-determination of the people of Arakan.
Onto victory through Unity!
Arakan National Council (ANC)
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