Students of MNU lately support extremism: MDP ‘May 6’ Committee

The 173rd MDP National Council Meeting | Photo: MDP

Malé, Maldives — “May 6” of Committee of the ruling MDP party has stated that it has been noticed that students of the Maldives National University (MNU) lately supporting extremism.

Statement from “May 6” Committee comes while speaking at a meeting held with the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM).

The “May 6” Committee is created by the MDP National Council to monitor the inquiry work on the terror attack that against former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed on May 6.

Chairperson of “May 6” Committee, MP for Vilifushi Constituency, Hassan Afeef also mentioned during last night’s MDP National Council meeting that they have discussed with HRCM regarding the things they have noticed including the extremistic behavior seen from MNU students lately. MP Afeef stated that they have cleared with HRCM on what can be done regarding these acts.

Noting that this issue needs to be solved with the help of other relevant authorities, MP Afeef stated that HRCM suggested to check on the discussions and topics being taught at the university.

HRCM stated that actions need to be taken against extremism in the the country, however, highlighted that it cannot be done easily. Referring to the multiple criticisms against the Commission over the internet, HRCM stated that even at present, there are several religious groups accusing the Commission saying it is un-Islamic.

HRCM stated that the public should be properly educated on the differences between extremism and human rights.