Maldives emergency not applicable on tourists and law abiders

 SMTV Desk 2018-02-21 00:38:59  Maldives, emergency, applicable, tourists, law, abiders
Maldives emergency not applicable on tourists and law abiders

New Delhi, Feb 21: Maldives President Abdula Yameen s office announced on Tuesday that the state of emergency that was extended earlier in the day by a month is not applicable to law-abiding citizens and visitors.According to one of two statements issued late on Tuesday by Yameen s office, the South Asian archipelago nation s parliament has approved "to extend the state of emergency by an additional 30 days in so far as it shall only apply to those alleged to have carried out illegal activities - it shall not apply to otherwise law abiding residents of, or visitors to the Maldives".This comes even as India said earlier on Tuesday that it expected the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation not to be extended.