Emergency in Maldives

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency in the country. The international community has asked Yameen to restore peace, even as the security forces stormed the Supreme Court.

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3 Maldives SC judges annulled their order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after the arrest of two top court judges

Former president Nasheed tweeted urging India to end the crisis

The SC had earlier ordered the immediate release of ex-president Nasheed and 8 other opposition leaders

India, the US, the UK and China have appealed to its respective nationals to avoid all non-essential travels

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3 Maldives SC judges annulled their order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after the arrest of two top court judges

Former president Nasheed tweeted urging India to end the crisis

The SC had earlier ordered the immediate release of ex-president Nasheed and 8 other opposition leaders

India, the US, the UK and China have appealed to its respective nationals to avoid all non-essential travels