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Uncertainty looms over PM Modi’s Maldives trip

Uncertainty looms over PM Modi’s Maldives trip
With Maldives witnessing mass rallies and protests against the detention of Nasheed on terror charges, it is understood that a clear decision on whether Modi should visit the Indian Ocean island, which was initially part of the Prime Minister's four-nation visit, has not been taken. Meanwhile, officials have already given the days for Modi's visit to Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles -the three other countries.

Maintaining that a final decision will only be taken after the return of the advance team from Maldives on Sunday, the officials here said, "usually for any multi-nation visit, the dates are announced together but in this case dates for only three countries have been announced. Therefore, it is very clear that Maldives' trip is under shadow and is not clearly decided upon."  Nasheed, 47, the country's first democratically elected leader, was arrested on Sunday on terror charges for ordering the arrest of a senior judge in 2012.
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