India monitoring Thailand situation

New Delhi, Dec 3 : India is in constant touch with its embassy in Bangkok over the situation unfolding in Thailand where anti-government protests broke out recently triggering violence.

"We are following developments taking place in Thailand and are in constant contact with our Embassy in Bangkok, which is also providing updated information on current situation to Indian travellers and residents, including through its website," said the Indian External Affairs Ministry (MEA).

"We are supportive of all measures and efforts to address the situation through consultations in order to uphold the rule of law, preserve democracy and restore normalcy," said the MEA.

There has been no report of any Indian casualty so far, said reports.

Thailand is sucked by a season of political violence with the protesters demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a demand she has rejected.

Supporters of the opposition Democrat Party alleged that Yingluck is running the government as a proxy for her brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

At least five people were killed and many injured since Saturday in the latest turmoil in Thailand.

The country had witnessed a massive upsurge in 2010 when a military crackdown quelled the supporters known as Red Shirts who were opposed to Thaksin. The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) or National Democratic Alliance against Dictatorship are commonly called Red Shirts.

--IBNS (Posted on 03-12-2013)

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