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Maldives snubs India yet again

A supporter of former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed shouts slogans during a protest against the current Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, demanding the release of opposition political prisoners in front of the Maldives embassy in Colombo on March 6, 2018. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

A day after India welcomed lifting of Emergency in Maldives and reiterated that the island nation must implement the order passed by its Supreme Court on February 1, Maldives foreign ministry said it was an internal matter that should be resolved internally. “The Government of Maldives firmly believes that the recent political developments is an internal political matter and therefore should remain as a matter to be resolved internally,” the ministry said. The February 1 order overturned the convictions of its political prisoners, including that of its exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed. India’s Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said…

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