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Police do not have authority to order MDP to vacate Usfasgandu- Civil Court
The Civil Court has issued verdict against the Maldives Police Service stating that the Police do not have the authority to order the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to vacate the Usfasgandu.
Judge Hathif Hilmy of the Civil Court ruled that the Maldives Police Service do not have the right to violate the rights of the opposition MDP when the party has been using the area legally under an agreement with the Male’ City Council.
The Judge stated that the MDP is not party to the dispute between the Male’ City Council the Ministry of Housing regarding the guardianship of the Usfasgandu. He said that this dispute between the City Council and the Ministry of Housing could only be settled when the court issues a verdict on the case filed by the Ministry over that particular dispute.
According to the Civil Court verdict the Police Service does not have the legal authority to order the MDP to vacate the area without a court order. The verdict stated that such an action is a violation of the articles 17 and 20 of the constitution which guarantees the rights of equity and justice of the other party.