The Maldivian Democratic Party is deeply concerned over the recent reports in Dhiyares, expressing disparaging and ill-founded remarks about Indian diplomats in the Maldives.
The MDP urges the site, and its co-founder and writer Ahmed Azaan to refrain from dragging in the Maldives’ diplomatic partners and allies into their own political petty vendettas. The website and its co-founder’s continuous barrage of anti- India vitriol appears to be a well- funded, well- orchestrated and pre- meditated political campaign with the express purpose of whipping up hatred against the Maldives’ closest ally, India.
Such campaigns of hatred carry real security concerns for the safe and security of diplomats in our country.
While the MDP always respects freedom of expression and welcomes robust debate on foreign policy, and the national interests, MDP condemns such defamatory propaganda which is only motivated by the desire to sow discord and animosity.