Maldives Condemns Indian High Commission’s Incitement To Arson

Guwahati: The Maldives said on Saturday that the government is taking the threat to ignite an arson and commit acts of terrorism against the Indian High Commission in Male extremely seriously.

The announcement by the Maldivian government came after Abbas Adil Riza, a member of the opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), recently called for the burning of the Indian High Commission in the Maldives.

The Maldivian government further stated in its official statement that all appropriate safety measures are being implemented in light of the circumstance.

“The Government strongly condemns the incitement of arson and terrorism targeted at the High Commission of India in Maldives. The Government is investigating this threat very seriously and the authorities have taken all necessary precautionary measures,” the official statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read.

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) which is in power in the Maldives strongly denounced Riza’s call for inciting arson and the deed.

“The MDP condemns in the strongest terms the call for an arson attack on the Indian High Commission and calls on the authorities to investigate the matter. The MDP also condemns the opposition’s continuous effort to incite violence & hatred towards friendly nations,” MDP tweeted on Friday.

Furthermore, the Maldives government declared that it will not allow remarks like this that endanger public safety.

“Such threats of malicious intent aimed at undermining the security of the diplomatic corps and disrupting public safety will not be tolerated,” the official statement said.

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