The military takeover in Myanmar has put New Delhi in a complex situation as its reluctance to condemn and disregard the military regime can be seen from different perspectives which is sacrosanct for India’s security challenges. Internal stability in Myanmar becomes an important factor as it is the only Southeast Asian country sharing a land […]
The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener informed the UN General Assembly that nearly 10,000 Myanmarese refugees had fled to India and Thailand. The Envoy speaking to the UNGA on 18 June said: “Nationwide clashes, including in central Myanmar and regions bordering China, India and Thailand, have led to acute new displacements of around 175,000 civilians, and some 10,000 refugees have fled to India and Thailand. The regional threat of the crisis is real.”
Thanakha is Myanmar’s traditional yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground barks of the Thanakha tree.
Now, civil disobedience movement (CDM) participants are using the country’s traditional facial cosmetic paste ‘thanakha’ as a tool to send the message of boycott and disobedience.
The protesters designed a campaign titled as “The battle of Thanakha” where the participants painted “CDM” on their foreheads.
The use of Thanakha for protests is expected to further increase the demand for the paste and in turn help the growers and producers.