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Maldives: President Yameen Still Running Riot.

Paper No. 6006                                Dated 7-Sep-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
It was now the turn of the leading opposition party MDP to be duped into yielding to Yameen’s government without getting anything in return though much was promised as a “quid pro quo.”

Maldives: President Yameen should release Nasheed Unconditionally

Paper No. 5964                         Dated 3-July-2015
By  Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
It is time President Yameen, in the long term interest of Maldives and its survival as a democratic county releases former President Nasheed unconditionally. 

Maldives: Unconstitutional Power Grab by the Supreme Court?:

Paper No 5958         Dated 23-June-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
The Supreme Court of Maldives is said to have made yet another strike at the roots of democracy in Maldives.
 Earlier, last year it interfered with the conduct of the General elections and even went to the extent of sacking both the Election Commissioner and his Deputy for not adhering to the sixteen point guide lines issued by them on the conduct of the elections.

Maldives: Dictatorship under the garb of Democracy:

Paper No. 5953                               Dated 13-JUN-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
The MDP Spokesperson in describing the current developments in Maldives commented that the slide to dictatorship in Maldives is now complete.This appears to be a fair statement as the current regime appears to be bent upon using the archaic Terrorism Act for suppressing all opposition to it.

Maldives: Democracy under Threat

Paper No. 5939                                  Dated 25-May-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

“Democracy under threat”- This is how US Secretary of State described the situation in Maldives. 

The movement “Maldivians against Injustice” to protest against the illegal and unjust incarceration of former President Nasheed by the opposition has now converted itself as a “Movement against Tyranny”

Maldives: Judicial Tyranny Continues:

Paper No. 5906                                  Dated  4-Mar-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Oppressive Government will not last very long: Sheikh Imran Abdulla of Adaalath Party
In another of those predetermined trials, former Defence Minister Nazim was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment “for importing and possessing a fire arm.”  

India and the Blue Seas – Breaking from the Past

Paper No. 5900                                 Dated 25-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Finally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in breaking the frozen mindset of the Indian foreign policy establishment which was used to sweeping challenges under the carpet.


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