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.
In an interview to The Wire, former president Mohamed Nasheed talks about the current crisis in Maldives, his request for military backing from India, and more.
As the situation does not meet the requirements articulated by the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine, unilateral military intervention would fall foul of Article 2 of the UN charter.
Maldivian opposition leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed has asked India to intervene ‘with military backing’.
Late on Monday night, National Defence Force personnel “broke into” the premises of the Supreme Court. And arrested the chief justice.
India called upon to take stronger measures to ensure the Yameen government implements the Maldives SC ruling.
China already has an FTA with Pakistan and is currently negotiating a deal with Sri Lanka.
Mohamed Nasheed spoke to The Wire about India’s quiet signals to the Maldives, why he doesn’t want to push Yameen out “forcefully” and the “new direction” of the opposition campaign.
This is his first Indian sojourn since he left the Indian ocean island nation in January 2016.
Envoys of several countries including the US and UK as well as the UN have called for a thorough investigation into the murder.
On Day of Crucial Maldives Parliament Vote, Nasheed Accuses International Community of Turning a Blind Eye
The vote to remove the speaker was an important test for the newly formed alliance between ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, with an eye on the 2018 presidential elections.
Besides rethinking its financial contributions to the body, India is concerned that Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland will work only towards promoting the agendas of UK, Australia and Canada.
The archipelago had been warned of suspension if it failed to encourage political dialogue, release opposition leaders and improve democratic institutions.
The probe and trial around the murder of the prominent politician four years ago raises questions about three troubled aspects in the Maldives – the judiciary, politics and religion.
The Maldives United Opposition denounced the trial as flawed and “deeply unfair”, claiming that it was politically motivated.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed will lead a “united opposition” partnership alongside former Vice President Mohamed Jameel Ahmed and political parties whose leaders have been jailed by President Abdulla Yameen.
The Maldives’ first democratically elected president was allowed to go to Britain for medical treatment after the government came under international pressure to let him leave.
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India will not push the Maldivian government too far, lest it rolls into China’s lap. But it remains unhappy with Malé’s seemingly arbitrary actions, especially the jailing of opposition figures.
India sending the odd battle-fleet or the odder battle-axe of a minister to Maldives is unlikely to wean the island nation from the Chinese nor will it provide the security the archipelago needs.