Ex-Prez Solih Condemns ‘Hate Speech’, Says ‘India Always Been A Good Friend’

Ex-Prez Solih Condemns ‘Hate Speech’, Says ‘India At all times Been A Good Good friend’

An enormous uproar broke after a deputy minister of Maldives and another authorities officers shared derogatory posts about PM Modi’s current go to to Lakshadweep.

Maldives Row: Ex-Prez Solih Condemns 'Hate Speech', Says 'India Always Been A Good Friend'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on this 2022 photograph. (FILE)

Maldives Row: Former Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Sunday acknowledged that India has all the time been a superb buddy to Maldives as he slammed the present dispensation leaders and authorities officers for utilizing “hateful language” on social media platforms in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India.

“I condemn the usage of hateful language in opposition to India by Maldivian authorities officers on social media,” Solih wrote on his official X deal with.

“India has all the time been a superb buddy to the Maldives and we should not permit such callous remarks to negatively influence the age-old friendship between our two nations,” the previous Maldivian president pressured.

Maldives-India Row

An enormous uproar broke after a Maldivian deputy minister and another authorities officers shared derogatory posts about PM Modi’s current go to to Lakshadweep.

In a put up that has now been deleted, the Maldivian Deputy Minister of Youth Empowerment, Shiuna, made a mocking and disrespectful reference to PM Modi over his go to to the Indian island cluster.

The minister’s put up additionally featured photos of PM Modi from his go to to Lakshadweep.

PM Modi Lakshadweep go to

PM Modi visited Lakshadweep on January 2 and shared a number of footage, together with an ‘exhilarating expertise’ after he tried his hand at snorkelling.

In a collection of posts on X, the Prime Minister shared footage of the white seashores and the pristine blue skies and the ocean, and tagged them with a message that learn, “For individuals who want to embrace the adventurer in them, Lakshadweep must be in your listing.”

“Just lately, I had the chance to be among the many individuals of Lakshadweep. I’m nonetheless in awe of the gorgeous great thing about its islands and the unimaginable heat of its individuals. I had the chance to work together with individuals in Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti. I thank the individuals of the islands for his or her hospitality. Listed below are some glimpses, together with aerial glimpses from Lakshadweep,” PM Modi posted on X.

“Throughout my keep, I additionally tried snorkelling – what an exhilarating expertise it was! For individuals who want to embrace the adventurer in them, Lakshadweep must be in your listing,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi additionally laid the muse stone for improvement initiatives value over Rs 1,150 crore in Agatti on Tuesday.

Celebs bat for selling native tourism, slam Maldives’ remarks

In the meantime, Indian celebrities from totally different walks of life introduced a united a entrance in condemning Maldives leaders for his or her derogatory remarks in opposition to India and Prime Minister Modi. The celebs additionally expressed help for selling indigenous seaside tourism and boycotting the Island nation as a most well-liked vacationer vacation spot.

“Got here throughout feedback from outstanding public figures from Maldives passing hateful and racist feedback on Indians. Shocked that they’re doing this to a rustic that sends them the utmost variety of vacationers. We’re good to our neighbors however why ought to we tolerate such unprovoked hate? I’ve visited the Maldives many instances and all the time praised it, however dignity first. Allow us to resolve to #ExploreIndianIslands and help our personal tourism,” Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar posted on X.

(With inputs from companies)



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