Kadmat Island


Why is Lakshadweep in the news and what is the surrounding controversy?

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visited Lakshadweep Islands and went snorkelling there. He urged Indian tourists to visit these beautiful islands. This irked few ministers in Maldives, a popular tourist destination about 400 Kilometers away from Lakshadweep. A few of them posted derogatory comments on social media. Three of them were suspended by the Maldives government. Maldives is the favorite destination of several famous Indian personalities. And it is currently facing a backlash and boycott over the unsavory remarks!