The country, which holds immense geostrategic significance for India, is in a highly volatile state and the upcoming polls are being viewed as a veritable semi-final before its presidential elections.In this exclusive conversation with Rediff.com contributor Rajeev Sharma, exiled Opposition leader Ahmed Naseem explains why the world should care about democracy in Maldives. Exclusive: 'What's happening in the Maldives is not in India's interest' IMAGE: Mohamed Nasheed, the first ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
India's silence on this week's troubles in the Maldives is puzzling, says Rajeev Sharma. Embattled Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who narrowly survived a no-confidence motion against the parliament speaker on Monday, March 27, is practising the age-old dictum: Attack is the best defence. President Yameen was pushed to the wall by a grand alliance of four major parties last Friday which included his half-brother, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. After all, Maldivian politicians ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago How the Maldivian President provoked 4 opposition leaders to make a collective stand catchnews.com, 1 month ago
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