Famous Islamic scholar Sheikh Adam Shameem has reportedly been detained at the airport by India and is being arranged to be deported.
VNews understands Sheikh Shameem travelled to India on Friday morning with a family member for medical treatment, when he was detained by authorities at Trivandrum airport. While they are reportedly arranging to deport him, the reason for it is yet unknown.
VNews learned that the authorities first decided to send him back on the next flight to Maldives. However, Indian immigration later decided to deport him and send him back on Saturday.
The Indian government and other authorities have not released any information regarding the issue so far.
Upon his arrest, Sheikh Shameem’s family immediately informed the Maldives consulate in India about the issue. However, Maldivian authorities have not yet revealed any information on the matter.