Former president Mohamed Nasheed met Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday.
Nasheed, currently in India, had tweeted a photo of the meeting saying that it was a pleasure to meet and brief minister Nirmala on the situation in the Maldives.
Nasheed travelled to India to attend the “The Huddle 2018” conference organized by Indian newspaper, ‘The Hindhu’.
Speaking at the conference, Nasheed said although the Maldivian Chief Justice is being pressured to resign while under police custody, he remains vigilant. Hence, President Abdulla Yameen would not call off the state of emergency for the time being.
Nasheed said if the crisis in Maldives is not dealt with promptly, it could be too late to reform the country.
Nasheed said he only wants the aid of the Indian military and not for the military to come to Maldives and start a war. Stating that the person sent by India should be able to influence President Yameen to change his actions, Nasheed said India helping Maldives in this crisis is not “changing the government”, and appealed India’s help in ensuring that an independent and just election takes place.