Arakan National Council holds ceremony commemorating the fall of Arakan
Eighty, exiled Arakanese from
The current president of the ANC, the ANCís secretary and Reverend U Sandaw Batha chaired the ceremony. Representatives of Arakanese organizations delivered speeches.
The ANC also issued a statement, stressing the need for a
federation of the independent peoples of
The Arakanese cooperated with
people from other ethnic groups including Burman to gain independence from the
British in 1948. However, the rise of the
In the statement, the ANC aimed to achieve (1) unity of the Arakanese people, (2) rid Arakan
of the dictatorship from
According to the statement issued by the Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), it demands for a genuine national solidarity between different ethnic groups and a federal union where equality and self-determination are part of everyday life.
The Bangladesh Branch of the All Burma Student League (ABSL)
also sent a letter stressing the need to learn from the historical wrongs to establish
a genuine and peaceful democratic country in future
The ceremony was concluded at . #
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