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Updated: March 7, 2012 19:27 IST

MDP to request ‘foreign’ body to probe into ouster: Nasheed

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Supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed during a protest outside the Parliament house in Male. File photo
Supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed during a protest outside the Parliament house in Male. File photo

Former President Mohamed Nasheed has said his Maldivian Democratic Party is planning to request a “foreign organisation” to probe into the political crisis that led to the ouster of his government last month.

Mr. Nasheed told a press conference last night that on February 7, the day he resigned, “there was a moment when some businessmen spoke about him to be tortured, beaten or murdered”.

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), other international bodies and the present government are looking into issues related to the political unrest that toppled Nasheed’s regime.

Mr. Nasheed, Maldives’ first democratically-elected president, had said he was forced to resign as gun-wielding military men threatened that they would resort to using arms if he did not.

Meanwhile, President Mohamed Waheed has sent letters to political parties who participated at the all-party talks to resume the process.

The talks have been temporarily suspended as the co-ordinator is on a private visit abroad and also some major parties representing have temporarily withdrawn from it.

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Former President is so right. India still has the opportunity to help
the Maldivian authorities to make an inquiry to bring the truth about
the ouster of democratically elected President by undemocratic
ways.India should not shun its responsibility to protect the democracy
in Maldives which is in peril even if some anti Indian voices are heard
from the government side fearing fallout of present disposition due to
India's intervention.

from:  Agni shiva
Posted on: Mar 7, 2012 at 10:08 IST
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