Parliament has accepted the motion against the Supreme Court.
The motion was accepted with 68 votes on Wednesday.
The motion was proposed by Thulhaadhoo MP Hisaan Hussain, a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
The motion states that the Supreme Court’s decision to disallow any parliamentary criticism regarding JSC’s investigation of Justice Abdulla Didi is a decision to obstruct the parliament’s constitutional powers. It states that no authority has the right to undermine the decisions made by parliament and its committees.
The motion states that the parliament has the authority to use its powers to stop any obstruction against it, while also adding that the Supreme Court’s two orders against JSC’s investigation of Justice Didi are invalid.
Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has also proposed a motion regarding the Supreme Court, saying that the parliament is one of the three powers of the state and that the parliamentarians are representatives of the people.
Speaker Nasheed asked MPs to give their opinion on the Supreme Court’s order to nullify any decision made against the court.