Haveeru reports that theft and burglary are on the rise in connection with the holy month of Ramadan. It has been reported by the media that most of those who are engaged in the burglaries are those who have previsous criminal records.
We were told as young children that Ramadan is a time when the shaitaans were chained and therefore we would be safe from any jinnis who wanted to harm us.
It seems that in the twenty first senctury, somehow Ramadan is the time when all the crimnals are let loose to terrorize the island communities who are immersed in worship most of the day, in addition to the night life that is so vibrant in Ramadan in addition to the religous rituals.
According to the Police, the culprits take advantage of the wee hours of morning when people are dead asleep. I wonder whether we cannot actually have the police out in full force during those hours, at least in the capital Male’ and the population centres of the country. The MNDF can also come into play where there is a shortage of police.
Theft and Burglary on the Rise: Haveeru / Three Hundred Thousand Rufiyaa worth Stolen in three days: Jazeera / Home Minister’s Residence Robbed: Haveeru / A woman caught Stealing a Laptop: Haveeru / Adalath Party Hithadhoo Office robbed: Jazeera / Thieves in ADK Hospital: Jazeera / Theft at Thinadhoo Guest House: Haveeru
I guess this is a bit too much in a small country of just 300,000 people. The authorities are preaching people on how to keep themselves safe; as if that is what they are paid millions for!
September 18, 2007 at 6:37 am
Echoing Yasir’s point, since shaithan is in shackles during ramadan, thieves have stepped up filling the gap.There is a disconnect between what is preached and what is happening on the ground.We need to figure out a way to bring harmony between the two.Does anyone know what motivates the increased theft during ramadan?
September 18, 2007 at 12:51 am
Jinnis, replaced by criminals, in the Maldives, in this twenty first century; LOL.