Maldives pulls up Indian envoy

Male, Sep 29 (IANS) The Maldives has taken strong objection to a meeting India's High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare has had with the country's Election Commission.

The foreign ministry summoned Shahare Friday to lodge a protest. According to a report in online, a foreign office official met him.

"We had a meeting ... but we cannot reveal details," the report quoted the official as saying.

On Friday, Shahare met the Maldives Elections Commissioner Fuwad Thowfeek amid , reported the Minivan News.

The Indian diplomat's meeting comes amid escalating political uncertainity in the Maldives after the Supreme Court cancelled a second round of voting in the presidential election.


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