Crisis in Maldives
The country of beautiful islands near the the Indian Ocean, Maldives is going through a period of struggle for political power these days; when President Mohammad Yameen imposed an emergency for 15 days in the country, people started protesting against him.
In protest also being told that President Yameen is a toy of the Chinese government, the international community has also expressed concern about the political crisis in the Maldives.
All countries in South Asia are concerned about the stalemate of the Maldives’s ego-tactical situation, the small country known for its tourism has come to the centre of the discussion of many nations of the world for its political upheaval.
a dark chapter of emergency was added on February 5 in the history of the Maldives, Supreme Court of Maldives released two opposition leaders with the former President Mohammed Nasheed and said laws dealing with leaders are unconstitutional.
The supreme court also provided relief to 12 MPs who had fired from President Abdullah Yameen party, but President Abdullah Yameen refused to obey the court order.
After this Parliament dissolved on 3 February and the army occupied Parliament, and the Emergency was announced for 15 days on February 5. Apart from this, besides two judges, the former President also arrested.
The government is suppressing the voices that raise the questions, the opposition alleged, and people demonstrated on the streets against President Abdullah Yemen after the announcement of the Emergency.
The first democratically elected President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, described the current President Yameen as a dictatorship and urged to help India to resolve this crisis soon.
Many countries including India have condemned this step of the Maldives government, America has also criticised the imposition of Emergency in the Maldives. Most extended talk on the phone between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the political crisis in the Maldives.India and other countries of South Asia are also concerned about the political deadlock in the Maldives.
It is just 700 kilometres away from the Lakshadweep; the Maldives is situated in a very prominent place in the Indian Ocean, China is working on a strategy to pursue its expansionist policy, with the help of the Maldives which is located on its the sea route.
China wants to build its military base in the Maldives after Pakistan; current President Abdullah Yameen is considered to be close to China, the Maldives is the second country after Pakistan to trade free trade with China in South Asia.
The economy of Maldives is on tourism, with a population of four lakh, came in 1200000 tourists in 2017.
After the crisis, many European countries including India have advised their citizens to stay away from the Maldives.
Abdul Qayyum ruled for 30 years absence of opposition, but in 2008, when a new constitution was created in the country, it was hoped that democracy would move forward in the Maldives but even after nearly ten years have passed, democracy has not found its roots here.
Election In Russia
Russia is going to be elected for the presidential election on March 18, the nomination has been filed by President Vladimir Putin and possibilities are so strong for Putin the path of victory being considered very easy. He will get the chance to hold power till 2024.
Putin has to face the allegations of weakening democracy and suppressing the voice of his opponents.
President Vladimir Putin has once again claimed his name in the electoral battle since the Prime minister and President of Russia, ever since the year 2000.
He has filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the election; if he wins the election on March 18, his tenure will be up to 2024. For the last 17 years, he has been ruling in in Russia.
In Putin’s rule, corruption has been encouraged to believe Putin’s opponents, Putin has been criticised in the international world by its move to illegally split of Crimea. Many people think that In his tenure, opposition voices have weakened in Russia.
It is true that Putin’s image is as a hero among a majority of the people, people Consider him an active leader of Russia. Critical military intervention in the Syrian civil war, which increased the dominance of Russia in the world. People also give credit to Putin for the separation of Crimea from Ukraine.
If Putin succeeds the presidential election in Russia in March 2018, then he will be in office until 2024, and after Joseph Stalin, he will be the longest Russian leader in the post.