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India welcomes revocation of emergency in Maldives

Riot police at protests

Welcoming the revocation of the in the Maldives, on Thursday asserted that a number of concerns, expressed by the international community still remain to be addressed.

The (MEA) in a statement said, “While this is one step towards addressing the issues related to the prevailing political situation in that country, a number of concerns expressed by the international community still remain to be addressed.”

called upon the government of the to implement the Supreme Court’s Full Bench order of February 1 and to support a genuine political dialogue with all opposition parties.

“We, therefore, call upon the Government of the to restore all Articles of the Constitution, to allow the and other branches of the judiciary to operate in full independence, to promote and support the free and proper functioning of Parliament, to implement the Supreme Court’s Full Bench order of 1 February 2018 and to support a genuine political dialogue with all opposition parties,” the MEA said.

“It is important for the Government of the to ensure credible restoration of the political process, as well as the rule of law before the elections, is announced this year,” it added.

The MEA also said that as a neighbour whose security is closely intertwined with that of the Maldives, wishes to see a stable, peaceful and prosperous that meets the aspiration of its citizens.

Earlier in the day, lifted a 45-day which had outlawed protests amid a political crisis in the country.

Yameen imposed a on February 5 for 15 days to annul a ruling that quashed convictions against nine opposition leaders and ordered his government to free those held in prison. The emergency was further extended to 30 days.

During the emergency, the current administration arrested the chief justice, another and former on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government.

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