The former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maldives Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi has stated that brawls within the parliament will not grant parliamentarians immunity under the rights granted to them under Article 90 (a) of the constitution. Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi who served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maldives took to twitter with his view on
Referring to the recent assault on the opposition VP Ahmed Shiyam by ruling party MPs which left him with a Spinal Compression and fractured ribs, The former Chief Justice state that the rights imbued by Article 90 (a) on the parliamentarians was to ensure the freedom in execution of their parliamentary duties. He went on to state that violent brawls and scuffles are not a part of the parliamentarians’ legal mandate and therefore it does not grant them immunity from prosecution. He went on to call on to the relevant authorities to follow the rule of law and to take measures against those involved in the assault.
Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi who most recently served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maldives has been taking it to twitter to share his views on legal matters following his removal from office. The same opinion was shared by the former Chief Justice of the Criminal Court of Maldives Uz. Ahmed Hailam who was also removed from office while presiding over the controversial case of the former President Abdulla Yameen.