India 'disturbed' by declaration of emergency in Maldives

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 7, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated Feb 7, 2018, 12:18 am IST
The arrest of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and political figures are also reasons for concern.
President Abdulla Yameen (Photo: PTI)
 President Abdulla Yameen (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Clearly indicating its anger to the Maldives after New Delhi’s advice was ignored, India on Tuesday said it was “disturbed” over the Maldivian government’s refusal to abide by verdict of the Supreme Court there on release of Opposition leaders as well as the suspension of constitutional rights there. 

India also said it was concerned over the arrest of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and political figures, adding that it was carefully monitoring the situation. New Delhi had earlier advised President Abdulla Yameen to abide by the apex court verdict.

 

In a statement, the MEA said, “We are disturbed by the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Maldives following the refusal of the government to abide by the unanimous ruling of the full bench of the SC on 1 February, and also by the suspension of Constitutional rights of the people of Maldives. The  arrest of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and political figures are also reasons for concern. 

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