Many people have started urging not to share the leaked videos showcasing men engage in sexual relations.
A string of videos of men engaging in sexual relations has been leaked from June onwards – many of them going viral on social media.
Expressing concern over the matter, religious scholar Shafeeu Abdulla advised against talking about immoral acts such as homosexuality in a joking manner.
“The seriousness people have attached to it will be lost as a result. The opinion of the society regarding the matter might change and such an immoral act may become a normality,” he had said.
He further stated that this was the consensus wish of religious scholars – adding that spread of such videos showing immoral acts was not right.
Ali Rameez, who works alongside religious scholars to spread religious awareness, said in a tweet that sharing such videos not only shame those seen in the videos.
He detailed that such videos bring shame to the families of people in the video, which can impact their mental health.
“Immoral acts become desensitized amongst the society when such videos or normalized,” he added.
Members of the general public have also expressed concern regarding the leaked videos on social media.
In this regard, many have stated that such videos showing immoral acts gives a wrongful message to the society – whereas under no circumstances is it funny.
They also stress that normalizing such videos encourage people committing irreligious acts.
Most of the leaked videos show men engaging in sexual relations with Bangladeshi sex worker, Alamgiri, who is currently under arrest.
In this regard, prominent lawyer and Parliament Speaker’s Mohamed Nasheed’s younger brother Nazim Sattar, a police officer working in the Drug Enforcement Department, Abdul Rahman Rafeeu and former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed) have also been arrested for engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri.
Education Ministry, on Friday, confirmed that some male teachers have been suspended over engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri.
Home Ministry has also confirmed the suspension of an employee over suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations.
An employee working at People’s Majlis and two from Maldives Customs have also been suspended over suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations. However, it is unclear whether their cases relate to Alamgiri’s.
Ibrahim Rafiu who was serving as a Senior Executive Director at the National Centre for the Holy Quran was terminated from his post yesterday over a leaked video which allegedly shows him engaging in homosexual relations with Alamgiri. A muezzin working at a Hulhumale’ mosque have also been accused of engaging in homosexual relations with Alamgiri.
A officer serving in Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) was also confirmed to have been suspended on Tuesday over engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri.
Sun has learned that over 100 people engaged in homosexual relations with Alamgiri.