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Maldives arrests 193 protesters, opposition leaders

US secretary of state John Kerry said Saturday that democracy was in danger in the Maldives as police made nearly 200 arrests at a protest over the jailing of the paradise islands’ ex-President.

Maldives denies India’s claim of discussions on Nasheed

Maldives today denied India’s claim that it held discussions with Indian officials regarding former President Mohamed Nasheed, who sought “refuge” at the Indian High Commission here to evade arrest, saying it cannot interfere with the independence of the judiciary.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.