Why Boycott Maldives ; Here is detailed insight on India Maldives controversy.

Recent Controversy of India Maldives that gone viral on social media. Know the all information.

Why Boycott Maldives ; Here is detailed insight on India Maldives controversy.

What is the matter? 

The deputy ministers, who have been suspended now, called India’s PM Mr. Modi a "clown", "terrorist" and a "puppet of Israel".

A foreign ministry spokesperson said the comments were personal and did not represent the views of the government.

Male's response came after the remarks set off an uproar and boycott calls on Indian social media.

"All government officials responsible for the comments have been suspended from their posts effective immediately", a spokesperson for President Mohamed Muizzu's office told the Media.”


The three suspended ministers:

  • Malsha Shareef, 

  • Mariyam Shiuna 

  • Abdulla Mahzoom Majid.

Despite strong calls for their sacking, Maldivian media noted the three officials have been only suspended.

They made the controversial comments in response to Mr Modi's post on X (formerly Twitter) which included recent photos promoting tourism to the Indian island chain of Lakshadweep.

Ms Shiuna also compared India with cow dung.

This sparked outrage on Indian social media and got viral hashtags; #BoycottMaldives and #ExploreIndianIslands trending.

Some said they would cancel their holidays to the Maldives - Indians were among the largest group of tourists who visited the Maldives last year. Some online flight booking sites suspended all flight bookings to the Maldives.

The Archipelago(a group of islands) is famous for its soothing silver sand sea coasts, beautiful resorts, and coral islands. that is pleasurable for a honeymoon destination.

Prominent Indian clebs, including Akshay kumar as well as some cricketers, expressed displeasure over the comments.

Former Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih strongly condemned what he termed as "hateful language against India" by the three Ministers.

"India has always been a good friend to the Maldives, and we must not allow such callous remarks to negatively impact the age-old friendship between our two countries", he said on X.

Another former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed called the language in the social media posts "appalling".

The controversial posts were deleted soon following the uproar.

Meizu is scheduled to visit China for five days beginning Monday, which is when the controversy began.

Since previous Maldivian leaders first visited India after the election, Mr Muizzu chose Turkey as his first international port of call after taking over.

For Delhi, which is trying to compete with China's growing Indian Ocean footprint, this is a diplomatic setback.

Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said last week also said there was no update on the withdrawal of Indian troops from the Maldives. India says its security personnel are in the Maldives to maintain three maritime rescue and surveillance aircraft it had donated to the country.

The Indian Ocean archipelago group of iseland has long been under India's undertaking of influence and Mr Muizzu wants to change that.

In December, the Maldives’s government said it was terminating a bilateral agreement with India that permitted Delhi to collaborate in mapping the seabed in Maldivian territorial waters.

A Maldivian government spokesman said the deal, set to expire in June 2025, would not be renewed.

Soon after he won the elections in October last year, 2023; Mr Muizzu told the media he would review all the bilateral agreements signed with India by the previous administration of Mr Solih, who had adopted an India First policy.

Delhi and Beijing are competing for a foothold in the strategically located islands.