The Myanmar army thought the path would be easy for them. They will be able to continue their military rule year after year ‘smoothly’ as in the past. But now they are realizing that the idea of the junta in Myanmar is wrong. The movement began in Myanmar shortly after the February 1 military coup. The movement quickly spread throughout the country. This movement has now taken the form of a ‘mass movement’.
Two months have passed since the military coup in Myanmar. The country’s military has not had time to breathe since Aung San Suu Kyi overthrew the elected government and seized power. Before that they faced protests. Protests, strikes and non-cooperation have been going on in Myanmar for more than two months. Myanmar in particular is almost devastated by strikes and non-cooperation. The deadly effects of this program are noticeable in almost all sectors of the country, including the administration and the economy. Myanmar’s military junta is feeling the pressure of the people’s ongoing movement. They are getting anxious.
Initially, the Myanmar army thought that these protests would not go far. It will stop soon. But as the days go by, the intensity of the movement increases. The army chose to use force to quell the protesters. More than 560 protesters have been killed in Myanmar so far as a result of violent repression by the military junta. Several thousand arrested-detained.
Despite so many deaths, so much bloodshed in Myanmar, there is no fear among the country’s protesters; Instead, they are taking to the streets with double courage every day. He is raising his voice against the military rule. Chest thumping in front of the barrel of the junta’s gun. The country’s military junta is trying to stifle the demand for democracy with bullets. But the people of the country are clearly not caring about death anymore.
Despite the strength and brutality of Myanmar’s military, there are clear signs that it is not coping with the protesters. They have repeatedly tried to intimidate the protesters in various ways. He warned that there was a risk of death if he joined the protest. Calling strike-non-cooperation illegal. People who took part in the strike-non-cooperation are being called ‘enemies’ of the country. The army is trying to dissuade the protesters as they are leading Myanmar to destruction.
Myanmar’s military is trying to retain power with the old tactics. But they have failed to understand the ‘pulse’ of the people of Myanmar. The people of the country have a strong desire for democracy. Due to which they are not reluctant to give their lives patiently. Among them, the armed groups of the small ethnic groups of the country have also united against the military rule. For this reason, the junta government of the country is going through various adversities.
Analyst Khin Zhao Win sees the ongoing anti-military movement in Myanmar as a ‘mass movement’. His observation is that the anti-military protests in Myanmar are not just large in size; Rather, it is also unique in terms of diversity. Surprisingly, people from all walks of life in Myanmar, from all walks of life, from all walks of life, from all walks of life, from all walks of life, from all walks of life, from all walks of life. And that is the fall of dictatorship.
Analysts say Myanmar’s junta, no matter how promising it is to hold new elections, no matter how clever the crackdown, will no longer be able to justify a military coup. According to Ashley South, an expert on Myanmar, it is impossible for the junta in Myanmar to normalize the situation.
Suu Kyi’s party, the NLD, which has avoided arrests, has formed a committee against the military coup. They have already claimed themselves as the legitimate government of Myanmar. The committee called on the people of the country to build resistance against the army.
Many in the country’s police and administration are leaving the junta. These signs indicate that the situation of the junta is not as strong as before. Bloodshed in Myanmar may increase, but it will be difficult for the junta to hold on to power.
Internationally, the chances of forcing Myanmar’s military authorities to relinquish power seem slim. In this situation, only the people of Myanmar can pull the army out of power. According to Richard Horsey, the International Crisis Group’s adviser on Myanmar, the people of the country have a way to force the military to step down. The real force will be the mass movement against the military rule in Myanmar.
Freelance Foreign Correspondent Tom Fathrop from various international media outlets, including the Guardian, The Economist, and The Diplomat, recalls an important aspect of history in the context of Myanmar’s current crisis. And that is that public aspirations can never be suppressed. The people win in the end.