New Delhi July 28, 2022 20:12 IST
He was replying to a media query on the issue during his weekly press conference.
“The rule of law and democratic process must be upheld. As a friend of the people of Myanmar, we will continue to support Myanmar’s return to democracy and stability,” Mr. Bagchi said.
On Monday, Myanmar’s military junta announced the execution of the four activists alleging that they were involved in “terror acts” against the administration.
On Thursday, the G7 grouping condemned the executions.
“These executions, the first in Myanmar in over 30 years, and the absence of fair trials show the junta’s contempt for the unwavering democratic aspirations of the people of Myanmar,” it said in a statement.
It said those executed were democracy activists Kyaw Min Yu (known as ‘Ko Jimmy’), former Member of Parliament Phyo Zeyar Thaw, as well as Aung Thura Zaw and Hla Myo Aung. On February 1 last year, Myanmar’s military grabbed power in a coup after detaining Nobel laureate Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD). The country witnessed massive protests following the coup.