“India Out” is more dangerous to Maldives: National Security Chair Aslam

Parliament's Security Services Committee chair, North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam (C) | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on National Security Service (241 Committee), North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam on Friday said that the India Out campaign is a danger to Maldives.

Speaking at an interview last night, MP Aslam stated that the India Out campaign is politically motivated, based on unfounded allegations and is risky for Maldivians.

MP Aslam addressed the Uthuru Thila Falhu agreement (UTF) and said that there were no clauses which threaten the national security or sovereignty of the Maldives. Further, the National Security committee chair added that the UTF plans were initiated by the former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom’s presidency.

The parliamentarian highlighted that India’s long standing relationship with the Maldives noting that India is the first nation to provide Covid-19 vaccine to the Maldives.

When India is out, Maldivians will be the ones who will really be outed. Outed in the sense, we will lose out on a country who provides much needed assistance to us.

National Security Services (241 Committee) Chair Mohamed Aslam

The “India Out” campaign has been reamplified with the acquittal and release of opposition leader Yameen Abdul Gayyoom.