Maldives Parliament witnessed dramatic scenes on Wednesday when military personnel threw MPS from joint out of the gates of the Parliament building.
On Tuesday, the military had blocked MPs from entering the Parliament building.
Massive protests had erupted after President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom refused to follow the Supreme Court's ruling to release the key political prisoners and reinstate the 12 MPs.More news: Smashing Pumpkins Tease Tour Dates
On Saturday, embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen refused to meet with diplomats from the European Union, Germany and the United Kingdom after the state of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week. The island nation, which has seen several political crises since the ouster of its first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed in 2012, plunged into chaos when the apex court ordered the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, maintaining that their trials were "politically motivated and flawed".
But Nasheed was exonerated by the Maldives Supreme Court on February 1, along with eight other political figures, plunging the nation into political crisis, Reuters reports.
However, further in a tone of serving a warning, the statement said, "We would like to assure all our beloved citizens that Maldives does not have to fear for its independence or sovereignty and that the Government would not give any opportunity to anyone to threaten the country's sovereignty".More news: Chipotle Has Picked Its New Leader - He Comes From Taco Bell
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the recent to join the number of nations calling on its citizens "to take caution" when traveling to Maldives, amid the continued political unrest in the country.
Nasheed is now exiled in Britain: After a politicized trial landed him in prison, he found asylum overseas.More news: Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) Downgraded by Clarkson Capital to "Neutral"