Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed to visit India this week


New Delhi,24 August: When Maldive’s political structure is jolting in Military siege, its opposition party leader is all set to visit India this week. Former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed along with other opposition leaders will be in India at the invitation of a Delhi based think tank on south-south cooperation.

Although, it is clear that the Opposition of Maldives wants India’s comment on the current political situation in their country, as it is very disappointed and concerned about India’s silence on the diminishing structure of Maldivian democracy.

Mohamed Nasheed of Maldives scrapped the autocracy of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in the first democaractic elections in 2008. But the democratically elected government doesn’t last for too long as an alleged coup in 2013 made Mohamed Nasheed to resign.
In November 2013, Abdullah Yameen took office, but as he is Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s half-brother, it looked like a return to the old order.

Earlier this week Military siege again shook the opposition when it was going to bring no confidence motion in the parliamnet. Opposition lawmakers roughed up by military personnel in Male.

However, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson  in July had said that India wished to “see a stable, peaceful, prosperous Maldives in which aspirations of people are fulfilled”.

WeForNews Bureau 

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