Maldives government declares emergency

Maldives government declares emergency

Context:

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
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