India 'disturbed' by declaration of emergency in Maldives

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NEW DELHI: Reacting strongly to political turmoil in the Maldives, India today said it was “disturbed” on the declaration of an emergency by the government there and described as a matter of “concern” the arrests of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and political figures.
India issued an advisory to its nationals yesterday, asking them not to undertake non-essential travel to the island nation.

“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 Supreme Court on February 1, and also by the suspension of constitutional rights of the people of Maldives,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

“The arrest of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and political figures are also reasons for concern,” it added.

Earlier, exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed asked India to intervene militarily to resolve the…

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