Maldives crisis: Prez says emergency to probe ‘coup’ behind SC ruling; exiled leader Nasheed seeks India’s intervention

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 6, 2018 5:47 pm


Maldives political crisis: policeman charges with baton towards protesters after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male. (Source: PTI)

As political crisis deepens in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen on Tuesday stated that the emergency decree is to investigate the plot and coup behind the Supreme Court ruling, news agency AP reported. The crisis had worsened Monday when President Yameen declared a state of emergency and, within hours of the emergency declaration, two top judges, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested.

Earlier on Tuesday, exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed sought for India’s diplomatic and military intervention to resolve the ongoing issue. Nasheed, the president of Maldivian Democratic Party…

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