Legal Politics

Supreme Court annuls disqualification of Mustafa, Shah

Mustafa, Ali Shah

Supreme Court has overruled the decision by Elections Commission to disqualify Thimarafushi MP Mohamed Mustafa and North Fuvahmulah MP Ali Shah for floor crossing and reinstated him to the People’s Majlis.

Supreme Court issued its decisions in the cases filed by Mustafa and Shah this Tuesday morning.

The court has so far annulled the disqualification of 10 of the 12 lawmakers. And is scheduled to issue verdicts in the cases filed by the remaining two lawmakers this Tuesday.

The court ruled that none of the conditions for disqualification under the Anti-Defection Act is applicable in any of the cases.

The court will issue its verdict on the cases filed by Hanimaadhoo MP Hussain Shahudhee and Ihavandhoo MP Mohamed Abdulla later this Tuesday.

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