As India closely monitors the situation in Maldives, almost 30 years ago, it was the Indian government which solved the political crisis in the island nation and successfully foiled a coup to overthrow the then Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
The president has rolled back a series of democratic reforms during his five years in office and said that the court overstepped its authority in ordering the politicians' release, saying the order "blatantly disrupts the systems of checks and balances".
India Monday asked its nationals not to undertake non-essential trips to the Male until further notice.
The move comes after president Yameen had accused that the chief justice had been bribed to issue the court order in a bid to overthrow the government.
India's sway has been on the wane in the Maldives after Nasheed - the country's first democratically elected President and perceived as close to New Delhi - was ousted in a coup in 2012.
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"We believe that the Maldives government, political parties and people have the wisdom and ability to cope with the present situation themselves", Geng told a daily news briefing. The state of emergency gives security officials extra powers to arrest suspects, the BBC reported.
The opposition is now the majority - meaning they can potentially impeach the president.Mr Yameen, who has faced several failed attempts to impeach him for alleged corruption, responded by shuttering parliament and announcing a 15-day state of emergency on Monday.
The spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was seriously concerned about the declaration of a state of emergency and the entry of security forces into the Supreme Court premises.
The crisis stems from a ruling by the country's Supreme Court that ordered the release and retrial of some opposition party members. "The Government continues to carefully monitor the situation". Mr Gayoom is the current president's half-brother.
She added, "President Yameen's refusal to implement the ruling puts him outside his constitutional mandate".
Earlier in the day, Yameen said in a televised address that he was left with "no choice" but to declare an emergency in order to hold judges accountable and to "find out how thick this plot, this coup was".