Male: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday requested Parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days amid the ongoing political crisis.
Parliament, which was convened for a special session, was now discussing the President's request and will soon take a vote among legislators, reports Xinhua news agency.
A decision will be announced soon.
Yameen had declared a 15-day state of emergency on 5 February, after a surprise Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of nine opposition leaders including self-exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed.
The Supreme Court ruling was, however, rescinded shortly after the announcement of the state of emergency.
Updated Date: Feb 19, 2018 16:31 PM