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Maldives not to extend state of Emergency

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The Maldivian on Wednesday said it would not extend the after it expires on March 22.

At a held for foreign journalists at the President's Office, at the Aishath Azima Shukoor said the did not intend to extend the as the situation in the archipelago had returned to normal.

"You would have seen today that life in the in a normal state. No school or shop is closed. Offices and businesses are open and running," the said.

She further reiterated the government's view that the Emergency did not pose any danger to civilians, expatriates and tourists in the country, reported.

The on February 20 approved extending the in the island by 30 days following a request by

The said Yameen had requested for an extension as the threat to national security had not diminished following the ruling on February 1 ordering the release of detained opposition leaders, including self-exiled former

Yameen declared a 15-day state of Emergency on February 5.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:10 IST
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