Male’, Maldives – Ruling party Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) Youth Wing calls on to the government to respect the policy of MDP.
A statement released by Youth Wing of MDP supported President of MDP and Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed’s call to stop violating the principles of the representative democracy to get in the good side of certain parties.
The statement mentioned that MDP has always advocated against violence, noting that one of the most important vows of MDP in both the 2018 presidential elections and 2019 parliamentary elections was even to provide justice for the people who were murdered and to stop such violent acts from repeating in the country.
The Youth Wing repeated the statement of Speaker Nasheed and stated that it is clearly visible that the extremism-motivated murders of Dr. Afraasheem, Railway and Yameen, along with the terrorist attack on Speaker Nasheed was motivated with hatred by targeting and labeling them. This is why, Youth Wing of MDP stated that such hate crimes can only be stopped by passing the hatred bill and by making it a criminal offense to spread hatred towards a certain people.
However, the Youth Wing stated that the decision of the government to withdraw support for its own bill as soon as a conservative religious parties who are part of a political alliance with the government objected it is forgetting the vow made by MDP to take actions against such violence acts and so, a decision the government made against th policies of MDP.
Noting that the future of the country’s youth cannot be protected with temporary political advantages, but by protecting the people’s basic rights and by quickly fulfilling the vows the ruling party made to the people, Youth Wing of MDP called on to the government to respect the policy of MDP.
Statement from MDP Youth Wing comes after Speaker Nasheed released a statement yesterday noting that the vast majority of Maldivians are progressive and that they cherish liberty, freedom of expression, music, culture and economic prosperity along with moderate religious views. He stated that Maldives voted for progressive candidates who share their views and not religious extremists who would deny their liberty and remove the things they love the most from their society.
Speaker Nasheed stated that if the government is unable to employ the leadership required to support the hatred bill and all it stands for, then he finds it very difficult to support the government.