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23 December Protests

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Thousands in the Maldives protested Friday, calling on the government to halt what they called “anti-Islamic” activities near Tsunami Monument. A pro-government protest, led by the president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed was also held few meters from the mass protest calling for moderate Islamic values in the Maldives.

“We can’t achieve development by going backwards to the Stone Age or being ignorant,” he said.

“Should we ban music? Should we mutilate girls’ genitals? Should we allow 9 year-olds to be married? Should we forbid art and drawing? Should we be allowed to take concubines? Is this nation building?” he asked.

The organizers of the mass protest demanded from the government to stop Israel flights to operate to the Maldives, to stop the sale of alcohol in the islands, shut down brothels operating in the guise of massage parlors and demolish monuments gifted by other countries marking a South Asian summit last month because they see them as idols and asked the president to condemn the remarks made by United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay regarding public flogging of women.

The organizers warned that if the government fails to meet their demands, they would face the consequences.

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Written by buggee

December 24, 2011 at 11:42 am

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  1. photo thah varah salhi..

    Lubna

    December 25, 2011 at 7:14 am


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