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India deeply dismayed by Maldives state of emergency extension


India on Wednesday said it was “deeply dismayed” by the extension of Emergency in neighbouring Maldives by 30 days.

It also expressed concern over the “manner” in which the extension was approved by the island nation’s Majlis (Parliament) “in contravention of the Constitution of Maldives.”

“It is important to ensure that all democratic institutions are allowed to function in a fair and transparent manner in accordance with the Constitution,” the ministry of external affairs (MEA) added in a statement.

Maldives on Tuesday extended the state of Emergency by 30 days, in the presence of only 38 MPs, despite the requirement that 43 MPs be present during voting.

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