Sunday 2nd Oct 2022
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Indian man who defecated on Islamic Centre grounds released

An Indian national who defecated on the grounds of the Islamic Center has been released after a day in custody.
The man was caught doing the grim act around 10 pm on Friday night. Maldives Police said that they had arrested a 40-year-old man in relation to such an incident.
However, upon being summoned to court for verdict on custody, he was given 24 hours in custody. According to sources, he was given a day in custody due to the absence of a translator.
A reliable source within the police has confirmed that the foreigner has been released after completion of his court-mandated jail-stay.
Lately, disdainful acts towards mosques and Islam have become recurrent. In another such case, when a local was found to have relieved himself in the halls of another mosque, he was arrested and let go without further consequence.
Perpetrators of such insolent acts are often dubbed as mentally-unfit and released back into the society without proper intervention or any repercussions for their behavior, for which the public has scrutinized the law enforcement bodies in the Maldives.
Furthermore, Indian nationals have enacted repeated efforts of islamophobia without proper exemplary punishment.
Just recently, an Indian man found to have cursed and berated Allah and His Messenger on the streets of Male’ while clearly intoxicated was deported instead of being charged.