The Parliament Committee on National Security Services (also known as the 241 Committee) has scheduled a session to look into the India out campaign, as requested by Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
The India Out campaign is a grassroots movement that calls for the removal of all Indian military personnel and assets from the Maldives and for end to India’s exertion of undue influence over the Maldives.
The new sessions of the Majlis will commence tomorrow, and the Parliament Committee has been scheduled to meet regarding the India Out campaign at 11am. The agenda specifies that the meeting will involve analysing the motion submitted by the Majlis Speaker regarding the India Out campaign.
The 241 Committee is chaired by MP Mohamed Aslam (MDP-Hithadhoo North) and a majority of MDP parliamentarians.
Non-MDP members of the Committee are MP Ghassan Maumoon (PPM-Guraidhoo), MP Adam Shareef Umar (PNC-Maduvvaree), MP Ahmed Usham (MNP-Vilimale), and MP Ali Hussain (JP-Kendhoo).
As the 241 Committee prepares to analyse the India Out movement, the MDP is currently drafting a bill that would make participation in the India Out movement an offence punishable by prison-time. It is likely that the bill will be submitted to the floor this week.