Anti-India editorial pulled from pro-government website

Anti-India editorial pulled from pro-government website
December 21 14:07 2017

An editorial attacking India and branding its prime minister a “Hindu extremist” has been pulled from a pro-government website.

The Vaguthu article blasted India, saying it was not a best friend but an enemy and that it viewed the Maldives with “envy, self-interest and hostility.”

It provoked condemnation from two former presidents, Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and outraged headlines in the Indian media.

Relations between the two countries have been in the spotlight since the Maldives signed a massive free trade agreement with China, apparently catching India off guard. Articles in Chinese state media, taking a swipe at New Delhi, have stirred things up as has Malé’s decision to suspend three councillors for meeting India’s ambassador to the Maldives.

New Delhi has so far offered a subdued response to developments, saying it welcomed the development of bilateral relations between China and the Maldives as long as it contributed to the peace and stability in the region.

It has not commented on the councillors’ suspension or the editorial, which accused India of violating international law in Kashmir and being Islamophobic towards India’s Muslim population.

It is not clear why the Vaguthu editorial was pulled.

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  1. Nostradamus
    December 22, 11:09 #1 Nostradamus

    My dear dumb Maldivians, your closeness with these s*** **** s***** is going to cost you dear. They are going to suck your few dollars which you possess and colonize it as it has been done in your brotherly Pakistan. After your colonization as it has been done as in your brotherly Pakistan and started in your neighbor Sri Lanka, They are going to treat you the same way as they treat the Ugihurs in China. Just think
    1. No fasting during Ramzan
    2. No Islamic Names
    3. The Red army guarding the mosques in shoes.
    4. No flaunting of your book Koran.
    Use of RMB in your country, remember Maldives is a small fart whose roar cant be heard beyond Hulhulemale. Then your leaders are going to coming crawling to New Delhi to save your already blackened arses. So stopping prancing arounf with these s*** **** and see reason. I am aware Islamic brains work slow, but at least start.

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