India has said that it is monitoring the Maldivian government’s decision on lifting the emergency as scheduled.
Stating that the demands for intervention were a threat to Maldives’ independence and security, the statement called on all parties to “refrain from such calls”.
In a recent interview, Nasheed said that one of his priorities on returning to power would be to spearhead an international convention against ‘land grab’ by foreign countries in the disguise of investment.
President Abdulla Yameen’s pro-India statements came after reports that there were doubts in New Delhi on the Maldives’ decision to sign an FTA with China.
All three suspended councillors belong to the main opposition party, Maldivian Democratic Party.