The Civil Court has concluded the first hearing of a suit filed against the opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) by its former Deputy Leader Umar Naseer.
Naseer’s lawyer claimed that he was dismissed not according to the party’s charter and he had lost the support of many of the public due to the dismissal.
Meanwhile, DRP’s lawyer requested the court allow him to respond to the accusations in written form, a request the court granted.
The next hearing of the case is to be held on May 31.
Umar was dismissed by the Disciplinary Committee of the party after he was accused him of conducting protests without the authorisation of the party’s council.