Maldives Emergency: 15 days of emergency, CJ arrested

ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 06/02/2018 12:18:15

Maldives Emergency: 15 days of emergency, CJ arrested- Newstimes News


Malé, Feb 6: President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul, on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days.

   Scuffle between Court and Government

The country’s court last week announced the release of political prisoners from the jail and if this order would have been come into force, it could result in the opposition being a main and strong rival in the legislation.

Attorney General of Maldives on Sunday warned that the Supreme Court may issue a ruling to impeach the President. National Defence Forces of Maldives broke into the Supreme Court on Monday raising the tension.

   Declaration of Emergency

Abdulla Yameen refused to adhere to the SC order and to stop that, he declared state wise emergency for 15 days.

During emergency, the government has the authority to arrest anyone without defining a proper cause.

A statement issued by the office of the President said, "During this time, though certain rights will be restricted, general movements, services and businesses will not be affected."

   Arrest of judges and former leader

Security forces stormed into the court after the declaration and arrested the Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and SC judge Ali Hamid without specifying the proper grounds for their arrest.

The former leader and President of Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who ruled the country for 30 years has also been arrested.

   Unrest in the city

The opposition leaders are on the road, protesting against the emergency and urging the foreign communities to persuade the President to follow the order of the SC.

Maldives Emergency: 15 days of emergency, CJ arrested- Newstimes News

This is the second time after 2015 that emergency has been declared in Maldives.

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