Speaking at Insaafuge Maidhaan, President Nasheed said state sponsored violence is a threat to national development and individual liberties.
Referring to the increase in police violence since the overthrow of the government, President Nasheed said the coup-sponsored Government’s focus would be to only serve a few people and not the general populace.
He said, “we must not tolerate police brutality as it would affect our future generations…police are here to serve the people and not create fear in the society.”
Nasheed said each and everyone must stand against police brutality and the state must not resort to use of police to instill fear in people to achieve their political goals.
He said “we know coup leaders would use police force to silence the people. They realize people cannot be silenced unless they resort to state sponsored violence. They would want the police to be brutal”
15 March is the international day against police brutality. The Maldivian Democratic Party has announced a mass parade to voice against police brutality.