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Maldives: Judicial Tyranny and an Autocratic President:

Paper No. 6133                         Dated 23-June-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Perhaps no where else in the World are the terrorism laws being misused so blatantly as in Maldives  for political purposes and that too with the active connivance of the Judiciary. 
 

Maldives: President Yameen back tracking on his Promises: Not a surprise!

Paper No. 6061         Dated 19-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In our last paper on Maldives, I had mentioned how the opposition MDP was tricked into cooperation for constitutional amendments to be passed in the Majlis in return for release of former president Nasheed.
 

Maldives: Democracy under Threat

Paper No. 5939                                  Dated 25-May-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

“Democracy under threat”- This is how US Secretary of State described the situation in Maldives. 

The movement “Maldivians against Injustice” to protest against the illegal and unjust incarceration of former President Nasheed by the opposition has now converted itself as a “Movement against Tyranny”

Maldives: Judicial Tyranny Continues:

Paper No. 5906                                  Dated  4-Mar-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Oppressive Government will not last very long: Sheikh Imran Abdulla of Adaalath Party
 
In another of those predetermined trials, former Defence Minister Nazim was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment “for importing and possessing a fire arm.”  
 

Maldives: More on the Farcical Trial of Nasheed

Paper No. 5888                               Dated 7-Mar-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Latest media reports indicate that Indian Prime Minister Modi will be skipping Maldives in his tour of the island nations in the Indian Ocean.  Had his visit taken place earlier in February, it would have had some meaning but now with the Yameen administration intent upon destroying whatever that is left of democracy, it is wiser to skip Maldives.  It will be a signal to Yameen that India does not approve the strong arm undemocratic methods of Yameen.

Maldives: Turbulence Ahead: India to watch out

Paper No. 5875                              Dated 21-Feb-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Political turbulence has again started in Maldives - a situation reminiscent of 2012 when former president Nasheed was coerced to resign from his post. 

The opposition parties mainly the MDP and the Jumhooree have joined together to start a movement called “save the constitution” and Male is witnessing night marches and protests for the last few days again reminiscent of the 2012 days.

Maldives: Moving Towards Despotism

Paper No. 5865                                 Dated 28-Jan-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The signs are getting stronger- Maldives appears to be moving towards despotism.  The latest in the series is the sudden and hurried sacking of the Defence Minister after a raid of his premises by the Police. 

What should be worrying is not of President Yameen consolidating his position but the sinister way by which he is going about it by disregarding all constitutional norms.

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