Member of Parliament for Hinnavaru constituency and Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Jeehan Mohamed declared she had spoken on parliament representative for Kendhikulhudhoo constituency Ahmed Easa's domestic violence against his ex-wife and had been active in the case.
During the "Ahaashey Bunaanan" program on Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu, MP Jeehan claimes she had no idea why news reports insinuated that female members remained silent on the case. As both parties involved in the case were influential political figures, the public was greatly concerned by the matter, and the proper steps according to laws and regulations had been initiated to resolve the matter, stated Jeehan.
"I was part of the Committee on Social Affairs. We discussed the matter during a committee meeting. I am even among those who signed the petition. Then my committee, the Committee on Human Rights and Gender, wrote to the relevant authorities that day itself, then we started getting calls from the media", she said.
MP Jeehan further stated that all female members of parliament sought clarifications, discussed the situation, and greatly encouraged taking the proper steps.
"That was when I realized that the first step is to do what needed to be done and to speak up. However, I thought that I did what needed to be done, and also spoke up".
Many criticized female members of parliament, claiming they remained silent when MP Easa was accused of domestic violence against his ex-wife Asra Naseem. However, Asra, the younger sister of Vice President Faisal Naseem, stating she reported the matter due to being angry and emotional, later asked for the investigation to be canceled.