The government has called for lecturers at Maldives National University (MNU) to refrain from expressing their views on social media regarding the contents of the controversial report on radicalization in Maldives issued by “Maldivian Democracy Network” (MDN).
The chancellor of MNU revealed that MNU was instructed by the government to take action against lecturers who do so, in a notice sent to lecturers on Tuesday.
It is stated in the announcement that while the whole country is entangled in a debate over the MDN report, the government has observed that some lecturers of MNU have been stating their views on social media in such a way that could provoke conflict and disagreements in the country.
They have also received similar complaints from the public, as mentioned in the notice.
The announcement was made following a press conference in which Several MNU lecturers participated, held by religious scholars of Maldives on Monday night regarding the argumentative report.
They called on authorities to take swift action against MDN and ban the organization due to the contents of the report.
The report was issued in 2016 which challenged the principles and teachings of Islam in the holy Quran and disrespected the prophet Mohamed (PBUH).