Demand that the Burmese military end their war in Kachin State
- Posted to Burma Community Builders
To: Secretary of State John Kerry
Dear Secretary Kerry,Congratulations on your recent appointment. We, concerned citizens throughout the world, ask you to play a meaningful role in ending all hostilities in Kachin State and pressure the Burmese military regime and all invested parties to begin genuine peace talks which... …
Dear Secretary Kerry,Congratulations on your recent appointment. We, concerned citizens throughout the world, ask you to play a meaningful role in ending all hostilities in Kachin State and pressure the Burmese military regime and all invested parties to begin genuine peace talks which honor the six-point peace plan agreed to by ethnic minority leaders throughout Burma. Your leadership will play a vital role in ending the bloody violence which has displaced over 100,000 people and has killed hundreds.
The six-point peace plan proposes that the Burmese military government and all ethnic minority groups honor the following:
1) Host a meeting including all civil groups and ethnic armed groups
2) an international community monitored meeting between government and ethnic armed groups
3) referenda in each of the ethnic minority states to ratify any agreements made in dialogues
4) a peace meeting for all ethnic groups
5) tripartite discussions between the government, ethnic groups and democracy activists and
6) implementation of any ratified agreements made.
We call on you to play a role in ensuring the Burma's fledgling democracy has a chance to place itself on solid footing. We care about Burma. Please play a role in supporting its nascent democracy.
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Hundreds of thousands of people in Kachin State have become
refugees due to the ongoing civil war in Kachin State, located near the border of
Burma and China. In January 2013, the Burmese military admitted that it had
launched an aerial attack on an area where 25,000 refugees are sheltering.
Fighting must stop.
Fighter jets continue to drop bombs throughout the region. Mortar shells rain endlessly on the people. Whenever a temporary ceasefire has been called, the Burmese military continues to advance and fortify its position, making it clear their true intent is complete control of the region.
Call on Senator John Kerry, who became America's new Secretary of State on 2/4, to pressure the Burmese military regime that governs the country to end its hostilities in Kachin State, establish a new ceasefire agreement with the Kachin Independence Organization which governs Kachin State, and participate fully and sincerely in meaningful multilateral peace talks with Burma's ethnic groups.
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