Religiously conservative Adhaalath Party's President and Home Minister Imran Abdulla has said that the party was formed to uphold the noble principles of Islam, and the party will continue to fulfill the responsibility.
Imran made the statement in a tweet posted on Tuesday night. It is not clear what prompted the tweet.
Imran's tweet was met with much criticism from the public. Although Imran assured that the party was formed to uphold the noble principles of Islam, many people have asked Imran what role the party played in banning the evils that are taking place in the Maldives. He was also asked what he did as Home Minister, holding one of the most important positions in the government.
While there were many religious scholars involved in the formation of the Adhaalath Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, many of the founding scholars have now left the party. Adhalath, which used to take very clear stances on religious issues in the past, has recently become reluctant to speak out on controversial issues. That is believed to be the main reason why scholars left the party.