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Maldives: Explosion, Purges, Emergency and thereafter:

Paper No. 6033                  Dated 16-Nov-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Events in Maldives are moving at a very fast pace that it is getting difficult for Analysts to keep track of the developments.  
 

Maldives: President Yameen should release Nasheed Unconditionally

Paper No. 5964                         Dated 3-July-2015
 
By  Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is time President Yameen, in the long term interest of Maldives and its survival as a democratic county releases former President Nasheed unconditionally. 
 

Maldives: Unconstitutional Power Grab by the Supreme Court?:

Paper No 5958         Dated 23-June-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Supreme Court of Maldives is said to have made yet another strike at the roots of democracy in Maldives.
 
 Earlier, last year it interfered with the conduct of the General elections and even went to the extent of sacking both the Election Commissioner and his Deputy for not adhering to the sixteen point guide lines issued by them on the conduct of the elections.
 

Maldives: Dictatorship under the garb of Democracy:

Paper No. 5953                               Dated 13-JUN-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The MDP Spokesperson in describing the current developments in Maldives commented that the slide to dictatorship in Maldives is now complete.This appears to be a fair statement as the current regime appears to be bent upon using the archaic Terrorism Act for suppressing all opposition to it.
 

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: Nasheed’s Sham Trial Comes to an End

Paper No. 5896                                  Dated 20-Mar-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 13th night (trial was always held after sunset), former President Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the detention of criminal court judge Abdulla Mohamed in January 2012.

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.

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