Military officers on Wednesday, continues to bar some opposition parliament members from entering the parliament premises.
The military informed the opposition parliament members on Tuesday that they cannot enter the parliament building and prevented them from entering. The military did the same thing on Wednesday as well.
The MPs headed to parliament to inquire on why the sessions have been halted. However when they reached the parliament premises military officers in combat uniform intercepted them near the gate and informed them that they cannot enter the building. When five members jumped over the gate attempting to enter the parliament building, they were lifted up and carried over the gate by the military officers.
The members lifted and passed over the gate were Maduvvari MP Mohamed Ameeth, South Galolhu MP Ahmed Mahloof, Thimarafushi MP Mohamed Musthafa, South Hithadhoo MP Ali Nizar, and South Thinadhoo MP Abdulla Ahmed.
When these MPs began giving interviews to the press outside the parliament, SO officers promptly dispersed the journalists in the area.
Although parliament sessions were scheduled to begin during February, not a single session has been held so far.
According to the Parliament Secretariat, delays in holding sittings are caused by security issues.