People’s Majlis to assess dangers posed to Maldives over state of Afghanistan

Mohamed Aslam, 241 Committee | Photo: Fayaaz Moosa

Male’, Maldives – Deputy Speaker of Parliament Eva Abdullah last Monday, requested that the People’s Majlis prepare adequate risk assessments based on the present state of Afghanistan, and possible dangers the situation could pose in the context of the Maldives.

A letter sent from MP Eva to the 241 Committee of the Parliament, called upon the Chairperson of the Committee, MP for North-Hithadhoo Constituency Mohamed Aslam to evaluate risk assessments made by the relevant authorities or to themselves gauge probable any new security risks incurred by the fall of the Afghanistan government to the rule of Taliban.

The deputy speaker also urged the 241 Committee to discuss ways on how Maldives could aid Afghans, women and children in particular, who are in need of help in the country.

On August 15, the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani fled from the country, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban leadership. This circumstance signalled an unfortunate end to the 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.

Within about ten days, Taliban took over almost all of the cities in Afghanistan. They have since stated that they wish to “solve the issue of Afghanistan with the Taliban leadership peacefully.”

Nevetheless, there have been multiple reports of revenge killings and other brutal tactics in areas of the country the Taliban have seized over the past few days.