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About Mohammed Nasheed

Mohammed Nasheed is a the current President of Maldives. He is the founder of Maldivian Democratic Party. In the 2008 first democratic elections of Maldives, Nasheed won over President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

Mohammed Nasheed Timeline

  • February 23, 2011: Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed arrives to India on a three-day state visit.

Mohammed Nasheed in News

Maldives opposition complains police violence on MPs
Maldives main opposition led by the former president Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday complained of police violence on members of parliament (MPs) and peaceful protesters ahead of Friday's all party talks and the inquiry into Feb. 7 controversial power transfer.

Ousted Maldives president seeks international community's help to restore democracy
Ousted president Mohamed Nasheed has claimed that the Maldives, which has been hailed for it's democracy, has now taken a nosedive, and he is now looking for international help to sort out the worsening situation in the country.

Maldives opposition objects to presidential election in July 2013
The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) raised strong objections on Thursday over the announcement that presidential elections will be held in July 2013 and not this year.

Maldives opposition hopes fair, free by-elections will lead to early presidential poll
The Maldives opposition has expressed confidence of a free and fair poll, as voting got underway today for by-elections.

Maldives President Hassan accused of seizing power through illegal coup
Maldivian President Waheed Hassan is facing opposition from his brother, who has accused him of seizing power through "an illegal coup" in February.

Maldives suffering after effects of brutal police repression
The Maldives are suffering from the effects of the brutal police repression.

U.S. official calls for end of violence in Maldives
A senior U.S. official has said that both Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed should avoid violence in the stand- off for control of the Maldives' government.

Commonwealth ministers to meet within 24 hours to resolve Maldives' political crisis
Commonwealth officials have said they will hold talks on a stand-off in the Maldives between President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed.

Rising Islamism in Maldives could pose potential terror threat to India: Report
The emergence of hard-line Islam in the Maldives, a relatively new development for the country, has sparked off concerns in India that it could be used as a potential base for Islamist militants.

No early polls in the offing in Maldives: President Waheed
Maldivian President, Mohammed Waheed on Saturday ruled out the possibility of early polls in the country.

Ex-Maldives president Nasheed suspects vice-president of being behind coup
Ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said he will be approaching the country's Supreme Court for justice following a coup, which he claims was engineered by then Vice-President Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan.

Ex-Maldives president now claims he 'was forced to resign at gunpoint'
Ex-Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed revealed on Wednesday that he was forced to resign at gunpoint, and urged his successor Waheed Hassan Manik to also step down.

India hoping Maldives crisis will be resolved soon: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said India has friendly relations with The Maldives and expressed hope that all issues surrounding the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed as the President of the country will be resolved in a peaceful manner.

Islamic radicals gaining strength in Maldives, says Ex-Maldivian President
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday condemned the dictatorship of Islamic radicals, who have penetrated deep into the system of his country's governance.

Former Maldivian President Nasheed criticizes Indian High Commission's role during coup
New Delhi, April 18: Expressing unhappiness over the role of the Indian High Commission officials in Maldives, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday said he was shocked to see how quickly the Indian government recognized the new government.

India rules out military intervention in Maldives
Terming the political crisis in The Maldives as its internal matter, the Indian Government on Friday ruled out intervening militarily to normalize the situation in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Manmohan Singh calls for peaceful settlement in Maldives, sends envoy
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India favoured peaceful settlement of political uncertainty in neighbouring Maldives through dialogue among all political entities.

National Govt. formed in Maldives, India refuses to interfere
India on Tuesday ruled out meddling in the internal matters of The Maldives after President Mohamed Nasheed resigned in favour of a national unity government under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan until next year's presidential election.

MEA terms Nasheed's resignation as Maldives President an internal matter
Stating that the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed is an internal matter of Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said New Delhi hopes that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner.

Commonwealth watchdog criticizes Maldives probe on alleged coup
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) has criticized an inquiry that was set up by the Maldives to investigate an alleged coup described as 'neither independent nor impartial'.

Maldives' ban on 'prostitution hub' spas sends shockwaves in tourism industry
The Maldives' Government order to ban all spas and health centres in resorts has evoked concerns in the country's tourism industry, which is a major foreign exchange earner.

Doomsday predictions on sea level rises are 'false alarm': Experts
Predictions that rising sea levels will swallow up low lying islands like those existing in the Maldives are a 'false alarm', an expert has claimed.

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to visit India
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today extended an invitation to Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to pay a visit to India.

India and Maldives to jointly combat terrorism
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed today reaffirmed their unequivocal and uncompromising position against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Manmohan Singh compliments Maldives on successful SAARC summit, signs agreement
India and Maldives is working together on increasing connectivity and closer economic cooperation, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today.

Manmohan Singh to address Maldivian Parliament today
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his delegation will hold bilateral talks with their host counterparts in Maldives to reinforce the cordial bilateral relations.

SAARC leaders pledge to promote regional trade
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders concluded a two-day summit here on Friday, pledging to promote regional trade and facilitate communications and travel among their countries.

India is proactive in dealing with climate change, says Maldives President
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Friday said that India is constantly investing and assisting in climate change at a rate much higher than several other developed nations.

India, Maldives to hold delegation-level talks in Male
India and Maldives will hold delegation-level talks here today, during which they are expected to review progress made on bilateral ties, besides share information on regional and global issues of mutual interest to the two countries.

India, Maldives cooperating on piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking issues: Krishna
Stating that both India and Maldives understand the importance of cooperation in the field of defense and security and are determined to work jointly to safeguard their respective security interests, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said the two nations are cooperating on the issues of piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking and other possible threats.

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