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A state of Emergency has been declared in the Maldives, after the government arrested the leader of opposition and two Supreme Court judges on Monday. India has supported the opposition leaders.
India closely monitoring situation, especially the safety of its citizens. Contingency plans in place for intervention; deployment possible at short notice.
Abdulla Yameen, the president of the Maldives, declared a state of emergency on Monday and sent troops to the Supreme Court.
Opposition in Male questions antecedents of its promoters, Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Verma, who are facing criminal charges.
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