New Delhi: Amidst a political crisis brewing in the Maldives, the Indian federal government on Monday asked all nationals to defer any non-essential travel to the Indian Ocean country. Cautioning residents, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released an advisory asking Indians in Maldives to remain alert and prevent public gatherings.Taking to Twitter, MEA representative Raveesh Kumar composed: Indian nationals are recommended to postpone all non-essential travel to Male and other atolls untill additional notification. Comprehensive travel advisory at https://t.co/DCdCkojESK!.?.!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 5, 2018″The dominating political advancements in
Maldives and the resultant law and order circumstance is
a matter of issue for the Federal government of India. Indian nationals are, therefore, recommended to delay all non-essential travels to Male and other atolls till further notice, “the External Affairs Ministry said in a declaration.” Indian migrants in Maldives are also informed to the requirement for heightened security awareness, and urged to exercise due care in public and prevent public events,” it added.The advisory came hours after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen stated a 15-day state of emergency situation, amid a tense standoff in between the Supreme Court and the government.”All standard rights have been suspended. Security forces have sweeping powers to arrest and browse,”Member of Parliament, Eva Abdulla said.The move provided sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and apprehend suspects.Among those detained include Former Maldives president President Mohamed Nasheed and former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb
. Mohamed Nasheed is the nation’ s first democratically elected president.Maldives police also arrested Chief
Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, hours after the state of emergency situation was stated. This is an escalation of a legal fight with the island chain’s leading court.Police said in a Twitter message they had actually jailed Saeed and Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed”for a continuous examination “. It provided no details about the allegations or charges against the 2 judges. President Yameen’s action to state emergency followed after Maldives Supreme Court withdrawed terrorism charges
versus 9 leading opposition figures consisting of Mohamed Nasheed, ordering them to be freed last week.