The video is a sad and scary story of a musician. And that is where the mullahs are trying to take the Maldives.
"All human rights are as important for musicians as they are for everyone else. However, two of these rights are of special relevance for musicians: the freedom of expression and the right to participate in cultural life.
Apart from being a means of expression, music is basically a cultural activity. Even though a song or melody may not express any particular attitude or opinion, the mere acces to play music therefore can be regarded as a human right in itself. This is stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27 about the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community.
For musicians, the right to participate in cultural life particularly implies:
• Freedom to perform and produce music
• Freedom to listen to and enjoy music made by others
• The right to protection of the interests resulting from one’s own musical production
• Freedom for ethnic minorities to play the music of their own culture"
It is outrageous that the Human Rights Commission of Maldives participated in the despicable and fascist event organised by a local Taliban NGO ( Jamiyyathu Salaf ), where they declared that music is haram. But I am not surprised. After reading their latest "report" which is nothing but a Islamic sermon my conclusion is the organization is a Islamist entity working to impose more Sharia Law under the guise of Human Rights. This recent action underlines my conviction.
With many thanks to FREEMUSE