The High Commission of India has requested Maldives Foreign Ministry to take action against local media that publish content that criticizes India.
AVAS has seen a copy of the written request sent to the Foreign Ministry. The letter expressed concern over some articles published by local media and how they portrayed the neighboring country. It also said the High Commission's work was being hindered due to the articles, and that it attacked the dignity of the Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir. Therefore, action must be taken against media that publish such content, the letter said.
When asked regarding the matter, the Foreign Ministry said it did not wish to comment on the issue. The Indian High Commision also declined to comment.