India ‘disturbed’ by declaration of emergency in Maldives

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By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published: February 6, 2018 8:25 pm


Maldivian police officers stand guard on a street after Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency for 15 days, in Male, Maldives February 6, 2018. Reuters

Reacting strongly to political turmoil in the Maldives, India Tuesday 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,…

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