Male : Former president of Maldives said that the emergency declared by Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen is illegal and demanded that India should military intervene to resolve the political crisis in Maldives. The Maldives government has levelled serious allegation that the Supreme Court is trying to topple the government. Emergency was declared in Maldives on Monday and two judges along with the Chief Justice have been arrested.
A few days ago, the Maldives Supreme Court had ordered President Abdulla Yameen to release political prisoners. But, Yameen had refused to implement this order. Because of this contempt of the Supreme Court by the President, the opposition parties were presented with an opportunity to bring a no confidence motion against President Yameen. The opposition parties had also started protests to maintain pressure.
President Yameen has regarded the Supreme Court order as a rebellion and attempt to overturn the government. The Maldives government has declared emergency with the very purpose to dissipate this rebellion. Within a few hours of the announcement, the military detained the Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hamid. Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was also arrested afterwards. The political crisis has deepened because of these developments.
In view of this, Yameen, the immediate past President has insisted that the United States and India must intervene to bail Maldives out of this political crisis. ‘We need an Indian military contingent to come and release the Judges and the political prisoners. We need the Indian military deployment,’ said Nasheed demanding intervention. Nasheed has appealed to the United States to impose sanctions on Maldives along with India. India has expressed serious concern about the emergency in Maldives.