Attendees at Indian centre’s Yoga day event attacked by angry mob in Maldives

President Ibrahim Solih had ordered a probe and promised for a swift action against the accused.

Attendees at Indian centre’s Yoga day event attacked by angry mob in Maldives
Attendees at Indian centre’s Yoga day event attacked by angry mob in Maldives (Source: catchnews.com)

The Yoga day event organized by the Indian High Commission and Maldivian government, held in a football stadium in the archipelago's capital, Male was disturbed by an enraged mob on Tuesday morning. The event was attended by more than 150 persons, including diplomats and government officials.

The protesters had been holding banners, posters, shouting slogans and demanded that the Yoga Day celebrations should be cancelled and asked the attendees to leave the stadium immediately. Even before the programme began, protesters were allegedly held posters declaring yoga to be against Islam's tenets.