maldives violent mob obstructs yoga event zws 70 | Maldives: Violent mob obstructs Yogadin program

Male: Violent mob disrupted a yoga session on Tuesday in the Maldivian capital, Male, marking International Yoga Day.

The event was organized by the Indian High Commission here on behalf of the Maldives Sports and Youth Welfare Department as well as the United Nations. This time the mob attacked some people and destroyed the property. The event was attended by diplomats from different countries and ordinary citizens. Local police said they took serious note of the incident.

Six people have been arrested so far in the case. The incident took place at the National Stadium in Mal. The event went smoothly again after a while. The Maldivian government has also strongly condemned the incident. Preliminary investigations revealed that some of the items brought for the purpose of violence in the incident were brought from the office of the Progressive Party of Maldives, police said. But the party has also condemned the attack. The flag used by the attackers looked like our party’s flag, but could not be confirmed, party general secretary Mohammad Tholal told the Sun newspaper.

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Ahmed Mahlouf, the Maldives sports minister, said it was a political ploy to oppose yoga, claiming it was anti-Islamic. He also accused the PPF and Jamiat Salaf of being behind the incident.

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