The private residence of Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi has become the latest target for ‘India Out’ graffiti.
The door of the Mariya’s residence, located on Lonuziyaaraih Magu, was found vandalized with ‘India Out’ graffiti on Tuesday.
The graffiti are now being painted over.
The ‘India Out’ movement is a political campaign led by the opposition to protest against Indian military presence in Maldives.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih issued a decree banning the ‘India Out’ movement on April 21, deeming it a threat to national security.
However, the opposition continued to put up banners and graffiti the walls of buildings with slogans linked to the movement.
President Solih said in his decree that the ‘India Out’ movement was a deliberate attempt to hinder the longstanding relations between Maldives and India, and international efforts to maintain security in the region, and that incitement to hatred against a specific country put Maldives at risk of loss of peace and stability, huge economic and social burden, and isolation in the international arena.