Independent Enquiry, Elections & a CLEAN Judiciary Please!

So, I woke up today to the uproarious headlines on Sun newspaper that reports on a DJ which was held at Dharubaaruge which was  interrupted by the Maldives Police Service (maybe they should tweet about it once they are done). Of course this would be an activity sponsored and participated in by none other than the anti-Islamic elements in the society which somehow ONLY belong within the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), now wouldn’t it? As usual, people on Facebook who believe in the December 23rd Alliance were up and about, “screaming” their outrage on the top of their lungs, trying to get the attention they deserve, to try and drive home the point that they were right all along.

Being the sarcastic person that I am of course, I couldn’t help but voice my thoughts on the matter. It is not the first time in the Maldives that an event of this nature (a DJ) has taken place. Nor will it be the last unless of course the December 23rd Alliance comes into power and the Taliban law overrides the constitution of the country which I pray doesn’t happen. I still remember when I was in my teens, just how much of an effort most of my friends put into, to deceive their parents and go mingle in parties that would allow them to mix with the opposite sex and to dance the night away in the arms of the boy that they were currently crushing on. That was in the early 90’s, and I know the situation must have doubled ten times over by now.

We the Maldivians have been burying our heads in the sand for quite sometime, ignoring the rising elements within our society that have their own ideas when it comes to their beliefs or non-beliefs towards Islam. The generation that now makes up the youth of this society never had the opportunity to receive proper Islamic teachings during their Secondary and High School education which makes up for the most important time period during which a student needs to receive the right information in order to come to the right conclusion. I still remember the days when I was in Grade 10 in Aminiya School and the Islam teacher who is now an active member of the People’s Alliance party (PA) used to talk about the concepts of Tawheed on the basis that we never talk about it outside of the school. Ordering teachers not to talk about certain elements of the religion was how President Maumoon wanted students to receive information about Islam which today is the tool that is being used by the same bunch of cronies to divide us further.

Ever since the incidents that took place on February 7, 2012, something inside of me just refuses to back down. I have received well-meaning “messages” from friends who thinks I am going in the wrong direction, and I know that I am not very popular amongst most of my friends for expressing my belief that people SHOULD get the right to vote, the right to democracy and the right to a judiciary that is able, capable and not riddled with the elements of corruption.

It is indeed a lonely road that a man takes when he/she stands firm in something they believe in and I find at the moment that my true friends are few and far in between. I have taken to hanging out on Twitter, exchanging ideas with likeminded people of the belief that yes, what took place on February 7th was unconstitutional, and yes, we the people should get the right to choose our leader through ballots and not the force of bullets. And verdicts passed out by the Kangaroo Courts of the Maldives since then certainly drove home the point of the inept judiciary operating within this country.

So my criticism goes out to those who rally behind the “holy” December 23rd Alliance (which I have to add is backed and funded by the most corrupt and affluent businessmen of this country) who are so darn sure of the probability of beating Nasheed in an election that would test and prove to the Maldivians that the majority of the people are behind them and want what they are calling out for! If through a free and fair election they manage to do that, I of course would accept it without question.

I cannot fathom the reason as to what is keeping them from going on to prove their claims and back it up with solid proof of their popularity. Some of my theories on the matter includes their  inflated COMBINED ego perhaps? Or the simple fact that there might not be as many supporters behind them as they might think? Or the sheer number of people that rally behind President Nasheed, even when the rest of the political parties and ideologies in the country with the blessing of the “religious” scholars try to prove the ineptness of the ousted President? Or the fact that Maldivians are not as “dumb” as they might think, and that we ARE able to form our own opinions based on the facts presented to us from the various news papers & channels with the Gossip channels included?

In my opinion the fact that they are so reluctant to hold elections just goes to show how fickle a lot they really are. Hiding behind and promoting the slogan of “peace and togetherness in the country” when it was they themselves who in the first place created this insurmountable divide between Maldivians. Kudos to a job well done. Pat yourselves on the back because you truly have got what you wanted out of this mess in which we the citizens have to fight every inch of the way to drive home the point that “WE WANT ELECTIONS”. And if that makes us anti-Islamic, if that makes us the ones who are deaf, dumb & blind, so be it!

I for one will continue to stand by my decision of wanting an independent enquiry, of wanting free and fair elections and wanting a CLEAN judiciary to serve our needs for all time to time.

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5 thoughts on “Independent Enquiry, Elections & a CLEAN Judiciary Please!

  1. Well said and well written. this article has every point that i myself wanted to make but had no way of expressing. i just want it to be more known to the so called religious scholars that they could drive their islamic nail as hard as they can. but it is not going to change the fact that Maldives now has a considerable population that do not believe in the religion they are preaching. even us who are diligent followers of the true word find it hard to be on the same page as them regarding many matters. I just hate the way they are going about with the spread of this peaceful religion and how they are using it as a well horned tool to wield their way into power and spread the corruption that was started by the longest ruling president of the Maldives.

    • Nihama and Amira, yes, we want elections! We want an independent enquiry. And we want justice from those that ripped off our vote!

  2. you are right. when we stand against the coup and say as much, we find out how many true friends we have …
    and for so many people it really does not matter life goes on.
    for some of us injustice cannot be tolerated.

    and for me particularly, the chicken heads hiding behind the religious slogan is just beyond my understanding.

    we want elections. i want election.
    they do not want election because there are so many people who want to become president.
    for now they are backing waheed and want to use the remaining time until 2013 election to discredit MDP and Nasheed as much as they can.
    and when the time comes for election we will find out how loyal they are now with their words.

  3. Gotta say i really love your articles. Like you I did not really care too much to voice things about politics till the events of 23rd December and then leading to the 7th and 8th of Feb. One of them being how openly these so called religious scholars used/uses verses of Quran and politics together to give the typical meaning of “religion as a weapon”. To this day am surprised by how many people fall for it.
    I was always waiting for the chance to vote for someone else if the then pres.Nasheed couldn’t fulfill his promises or failed to deliver on them. But with a coup .. and the true nature of these people and the police coming out so openly and the brutality we saw with our own eyes, how much more sure can anyone be that we simply have been robbed of our very right as a citizen of this country to not just vote for something but our basic rights as a human violated when no such thing as law and order exists any longer.
    Where are the religious scholars calling to condemn the actions of the police, where are the politicians who wanted justice to start with. It really is a funny life when even friends decide to not even knowledge or purposefully be blind to anything bad taking place on 8th Feb at all or when you are told not to get involved in politics or speak out so openly like this :)

    • True Faiyal.

      I too have not been that outspoken about political matters before. But I have always been a firm believer of supporting the good and I don’t see anything good behind the “holy” alliance of December 23rd.

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