39 Lawmakers Vote To Restrict Right To Protest In Male Despite Criticism

in Mas-Huni Brief by

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  • For now there will be no gathering on the streets of Male
  • As the govt controlled parliament accepted bill restricting protests
  • With 39 lawmakers voting in favour out of the 61 present
  • The specifies the places where protests & gathering can be hold without any prior notice
  • Home Ministry to publicise a list of places within 30 days of law coming into effect
  • Ruling MP Abdulla Rifau argues street activities prove a nuisance to congested streets
  • But, opposition cries foul, calling it an attempt to crackdown on dissent

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