India expected Maldives to end emergency but was extended by 30 days

 SMTV Desk 2018-02-20 23:42:39  India, expected, Maldives, end, emergency, extended, 30 days
India expected Maldives to end emergency but was extended by 30 days

New Delhi, Feb 20: The Maldives Parliament on Tuesday extended the ongoing state of emergency by another month even as India said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended."The state of emergency declared in Maldives on February 5, 2018, comes to an end this evening," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement."It is our expectation that the government of Maldives will not be seeking extension of the state of emergency so that the political process in Maldives can resume with immediate effect," it added even as Maldives Parliament accepted President Abdulla Yameen s request to extend the emergency, which was first declared on February 5.