The Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for 15 days.
What is the reason behind this declaration?
The declaration of emergency came amid political crisis following a Supreme Court order last week to release Opposition leaders from prison.
What is the impact?
- During this, certain rights will be restricted
- The state of emergency has also given security officials extra powers to arrest suspects
- However, it has been assured that general movements, services and trade will not be affected