Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s National Council has passed a motion against the ongoing State of Emergency.
The motion was passed at the national assembly held on Saturday, by 36 unanimous votes.
The motion was filed by Male’ City Mayor and member of MDP’s National Council, Shifa Mohamed. The motion stated that more than 300 individuals have been arrested during the 45-days of opposition rallies, and called to immediately end the State of Emergency and to implement the Supreme Court order issued on February 1.
The State of Emergency has endangered national security and irreversibly harmed the country’s economy, the motion read.
Members of the assembly undisputedly agreed that the Supreme Court order issued on February 1 was valid.
The members also stated that the country should be run in accordance to the people’s wishes and that President Abdulla Yameen would be defeated by a large margin.
Emphasizing the importance of establishing peace in the country, MDP’s National Council passed the motion calling to end the unlawful State of Emergency and to immediately release the 194 people still under police custody.
The motion also called to enable all-party talks in accordance with mutual agreements of all parties and to hold a Presidential election which can be competed fairly, by all candidates.