Row over pink mosque in Maavah

The council of Laamu Atoll Maavah has painted the island mosque pink, the color of the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM).

The move has sparked outrage, with some islanders now refusing to pray at the mosque, according to

The council president Moosa Faisal has pledged to repaint the mosque, and said the pink paint was a “mistake.”

The PPM holds a majority in the Maavah council.