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Maldives and India: Need for Abundant Caution

This year ides of March seem to have come a month early in Maldives. In an institutional coup of sorts the Maldives Supreme Court ordered release and retrial of 9 opposition leaders who had been sentenced or are facing trial on charges of terrorism and insurrection and also reinstated 12 parliamentarians stripped of their seats illegitimately. This was a major setback to President Abdullah Yameen Gayoom who had banked on absence of a credible opposition leader to win another term in presidential polls expected in the end of the year. The decision of the Supreme Court was welcomed by India amongst others mainly Western actors the United States and UK. India’s statement calling for the release of the opposition leaders was seen as a shift from the reticence of the past few years when South Block chose to handle the atoll nation with kid’s gloves........................

 

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In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line '1090'. Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over india. This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

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