"Wednesday morning, police arrived at Aishath Aniya's home and said she needed to attend the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs for questioning in relation to comments she made about the veil in a Minivan Daily article in March. Aniya said she did not believe the Supreme Council had the right to compel her attendance, and told police they would have to arrest her and “take [her] in handcuffs.”
The Supreme Council has since publicly denied they demanded Aniya appear before them. "
......"Media Coordinator Najeeb did confirm to Minivan News that the Supreme Council had asked to question Aniya when her article was first published in March, and remained interested in doing so. "
From Minivan News
Ibn Batuta the famous Moroccan traveller and former Chief Justice of Maldives records that he failed in his attempts to put Maldvian women in veil. According to him the veil was an object of derision and riducule to the women.
Today the Islamists are much more powerful. The power that women once enjoyed has eroded under continual pressure from the mullahs. Only a few women like Aniya have the courage to stand up to them.