Dhiyares, sister-newspaper of The Maldives Journal, has submitted a request for detailed information on all Indian expatriates granted a work visa since the Solih administration came to power, two years ago. This request was submitted under the purview of the Right to Information Act.
5,000 Indians were granted a work visa in 2020 alone.
Dhiyares submitted the request with Maldives Immigration for the total number of Indian citizens granted work visas between 17 November 2019, the date of President Solih's inauguration, and 31 December 2020.
In addition, Dhiyares requested information for the occupation of each Indian expatriate granted a work-visa. Data on the number of work visas granted per occupation had also been requested.