India on Tuesday issued a subtle warning to the Maldives not to extend a state of emergency, urging it to restore democracy amid reports that President Abdulla Yameen was planning to keep emergency provisions in place for another month. It's likely to be taken before Tuesday evening, when the current state of emergency expires.
India has said it expects Maldives to not seek an extension of the state of emergency when it comes to an end on Tuesday.
A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock, and three support tankers entered the Indian Ocean, news portal Sina.com.cn said, without linking the deployment to the crisis in the Maldives or giving a reason.
Maldives' parliament has approved the extension of a state of emergency by 30 days in a vote the opposition condemned as "illegal".
President Yameen on Monday requested the parliament to extend the state of emergency by 30 days due to the present threat to national security and a constitutional crisis following the Supreme Court's ruling on February 1 ordering the release of detained opposition leaders, including self-exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed. All 38 MPs were from the ruling party, the Maldives Independent reported. Yameen's half brother and former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was also arrested after the emergency decree, accused of conspiring with the opposition to overthrow the government.
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Later, judges also revoked the reinstatement of 12 parliamentarians who were stripped of their seats for defecting to the opposition. And so Yameen has ratified and extended the Emergency illegally.
India also called for the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling of February 1. But Yameen has rolled back much of the country's democratic gains and freedoms after being elected to power in 2013.
The Maldives had its first democratic election in 2008, however, Mr Yameen is believed to have reversed numerous country's democratic civil liberties since being elected in 2013.
Yameen had cited threats to national security after the Supreme Court overturned criminal convictions against nine of his opponents and ordered their release.
Maldives is an archipelago of more than 1,000 islands. Tourism dominates the economy, with wealthy foreigners flown directly to hyper-expensive resort islands.