Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Dhaftharu


Contrary to what many people believe, Male Municipality Special Register was created not for migrants from the islands, but for original Male residents who did not have any house to register in Male (as explained below.) However, once established about 2 decades back, the register became a virtual magnet for atoll residents who wished to own houses in Male. The register expanded to several thousand when successive rounds of housing allocation gave preference to those on the register.

Maintaining the register appears to be against the spirit of the Constitution, which gives the right to all citizens to settle in any inhabited island of their choice. Some recent suggestions on abolishing Male’ Municipality Special Register and urging all registered in it to get themselves re-registered in their own native islands is most welcome. It will reduce the stigma of those from the atolls as second class citizens.

How did the ‘Dhaftharu’ originate? For this one has to go into the history of home and resident registration in Male. When registration was started in the 1950s, land value in Male was extremely low. As such house owners had no problem registering relatives who had been born in the house and lived there, even though they had no property claims. But when land value escalated in the 1980s this became a serious issue. When houses were divided the new owners of the sub plots refused to take on relatives who resided in the original house. The Dhaftharu was created to accommodate such people.

Abolishing the register would eliminate certain administrative issues. For example, currently the thousands who are in the register have no permanent address and are allowed to change their temporary address at will. This would make it difficult to maintain electoral registers of individual constituencies in Male. Theoretically there is the possibility that candidates could woo their supporters to come and register in their own constituencies.

However, there is one issue that will not be eliminated by abolishing the register. Under the new Constitution, only those registered in a particular constituency could vote in a Majlis election. How does one register in a constituency and more important, how does one change his/her constituency? This issue needs an urgent solution before the Municipality Special Register can finally be put to rest.

There is also a need to amend existing laws and regulations, such as the Land Act and Residency Act. With these laws amended, any citizen, male or female, would be able to obtain land and residency in any island he may choose to live.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Male belongs to all Maldivians. Not just the handful of descendants of people living there during ancient times.

Anonymous said...

Male people don't have land anywhere else. so they must all be given land before people from the islands are given chance.

Anonymous said...

Who is a Male person? Anyone who doesn't have land in Male and either one of his parents born in the islands, he should find a goathi in the parent's island.

Hilath said...

Getting rid of the Dhaftharu is good news. The Anni government should get rid of all discriminatory measures now in place against citizens of Maldives.

Anonymous said...

The traditional way of determining a Male person was to see if all the 4 grand parents were Male people. All those who disqualify this criteria should be considered islanders.

Anonymous said...

A land ownership ceiling of 2000 sq feet must be enforced in Male. Male land is too valuable to be left with a few families. the excess land must be confiscated and given to those from the atolls because up to now they were discriminated.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree that Male belongs to all Maldivians. If that is the case,we need to consider facts. If everyone from all through the atolls of Maldives can get registered in Male' Municipality and own land in male', villingili or Hulhumale', the same practice should be followed in the islands which means a dhaftharu should be open in every island where male' people can get registered and own lands. But this is not the case. Male' is getting over populated with the crowds from the islands and the residents of male' does not get land from male' and from elsewhere.
My both parents are from Male', even my grand parents are Originally from Male', so we are male' people. Though fact is hard to believe for the people throughout the atolls who are looking forward to find ownership of land in male', yes there is a popullation in male' who are originally from male'.
Looking at the recent Flats given from Hulhumale' It is really sad to mention that majority of the Flats were won by the Island people registered in Municipality Dhaftharu. While the homeless popullation of male' still dont have anywhere else they can get lands from. The Figures of the Flats given recently is Below:
C catagory 118 Flats: 70 Flats to Male' ppl where 48 Flats were won by Dhaftharu ppl.
B Catagory 170 Flats: 86 Flats to male residents, where 84 Flats were won by Dhaftharu ppl.
A Catagory 173 Flats: 155 Flats to residents of Male' where 18 flats were won by Dhaftharu ppl.
If you look at the figures, out of the Total 461 Flats given only 316 Flats were given to male' ppl. The remaining 145 flats were given to Dhaftharu ppl. And if you really do a reserch and look at the background of the 145 people they have given their plot of land in their island to one of their relatives. I really appriciate the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:06 - do you realize that by your senseless blabbering about how your parents are from Male and how those loathsome second class dhaftahru people won flats from Male, you did one thing very successfully. You proved to the world how much of a narrow minded supercilious snob you are. I know your didn’t use exactly the same words. But its so apparent in the resentment you have expressed. C’mon, smarty pants! Get a life. Do you know how the so called dhaftaru or raajetherey people have paid through their nose for so many years to keep the Male people rich. These people worked day and night and paid more than 80 percent of their incomes as rent to the Male smarty pants like you so that you could live a comfortable life in Australia, UK and Malaysia, get your kids educated there with the money. And the government we had for all these years was so kind to us raajetherey people that we never got to taxing your kind of stiff necks. The dhaftaru people didn’t just come to your lovely Male just because that’s where you were born. They came because our govt failed miserably even to provide the very basic 5th grade education, OTC drugs, or any means of finding any employment. So, before you open your ugly fly trap again about the daftaru /raajethery people, for Gods sake try to get that brain of do some thinking for you.

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Anonymous said...

we call it dhanthura

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon. It will be hard for you guys to digest this news. But reallity cannt be burried so that people cannot see the dirt under. and what ever the dirt and mess was the decisions of you guys who gave your votes to the 30 yrs ruled government which failed to give you guys the basic 5th grade education. Comes to male to seek the rights that I also beleieve you deserves, but at the end without any second thougts you guys are the people who cast your votes to 500RF. Cheap decisions made by you and your fellows, if the world knows how much of a narrow minded supercilious snobs make such decisions, I would still love to Qoute a saying for you "Raajjetherey Meehunge Hatharu kulhandhu Madhuvaane.

Ahmed Shareef said...

Waheed is right, we shall let Dhftharu rest in peace. But, how about those Male' people who have multiple homes? Like some of former ministers?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:51, anon 12.06- Hey, smarty pants! Thanks for your reply :) And by doing so you inadvertently acknowledged that you were in fact a perpetrator of this crime against the poor raajjetherey people. Ok, our type did vote for a tin pot dictator. People across the world have done so for so many thousands of years. That’s what people do when they are faced with extreme subjugation. And Smarty pants! I see you confusing roles here. You called our type ‘supercilious snobs’. We are the underdogs, u moron. And then you revealed your wretched mentality with this racial slur "Raajjetherey Meehunge Hatharu kulhandhu Madhuvaane”. Do you consider the author of this blog Dr. Waheed who hails from Addu to be in this category? Get a life, smarty pants! Just open your eyes for once and see wahts happening around you. You are still living in the 1960s when we had to make kudasitee just to stay in Male. Gone are the days when you guys could degrade us calling us raajetherey people. Today, it’s the Dr. Waheeds, Dr. Musthafa Lutfis, Dr. Didis, Buruma Gasims, Suntravel Shiyams, Abdulla Jabirs, Sunland Hilmys who are the masters. Get a life, you chauvinist Male-supremacist!
Raajjetherey Soru

Anonymous said...

One more thing, this anon 9:51, anon 12.06, the guy I call ‘Smarty Pants’ . Since he’s a 100 percent Male’ guy – I mean all 4 of his kashimathi (and of course, including that extra piece of flesh hanging between his legs) belong to Male’ and not any other island. So, I call upon Hulhumale Development Corporation to gift this man a free flat in the next round of flats. He can then continue to live in his parent’s house in Male and rent this apartment to one of our kind, a rajjetheey-hatharu-kulhandhumadhu-type and he can then go around coffee shop hopping to flaunt his new found wealth. :). Happy, now? Smarty pants, uh? – raajjetherey soru-

Anonymous said...

supercilious snob’anon, i wrote the saying cause i have to. Dont you guys still see this as an opportunity instead of a problem. What ever the government is doing is doing it for your right. I know Dr.Waheed an all those names you've mentioned belongs to the islands. And thats the reason why you guys need to ga back to where you came from and dvelop your places with these strong people that you are proud of. And leave the Male-supremacist people with our life. One day you may be happy to c us begging you, still the so called rajjetherey people. No matter how much uneasy you feel to hear the term, it will remain and continue to be, how people will reffer you guys "Raajetherey people".

Anonymous said...

my friend, Sponge Bob Smarty Pants! I think Dr. Waheed is moderating my comments. So, lets take this fight somewhere else. You got any suggestions? Bushry's blog would be good. He doesnt moderate comments.

Rajjetherey Soru

Anonymous said...

“i wrote the saying cause i have to”..ah. how cute, u are bro! And we are not going any where, bird brain! Sponge Bob Smarty Pants (SBSP)! Guys, this guy SBSP is a real blast from the past. This is not 1960s, boy. The year is 2009, a man named Obama is the president of the US another man named Nasheed is the president of your country. Dream on, SBSP! We aint going any where. We are staying right here in Male. And we are going to marry your sisters and brothers and settle down in your house. We are going to make your beloved sister do a small small job for us – the job of carrying our rajjetherey genes into the future. We will adulterate your pure Male’ blood. Does that hurt? Nauseatingly repugnant, huh? Yes, but we will. We have done that in the past. And we will continue to do that. We have already adulterated your blood so much that you Male’ people are no longer able to identify who is who. We have bred and will continue to breed our raajetherey type so much that you Male-supremacists will become an insignificant minority in your beloved Male’.

And, my good friend SBSP! Can I ask you something? Have you stood in front of a mirror naked lately? If you haven’t I suggest that you do. Because you need to see for yourself what you look like. Just stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself. Why I’ suggesting this is because there are reasons why other racial supremacists become so. They have some identifiable physical characteristics. See for yourself if you stand even a millimeter taller than our raajetherey type. See if have any visible signs of blonde hair or blue eyes. If you cant see for yourself get help. And check your rear end to see if it’s pink. PINK..PEEENK - that’s the colour rectums should be for your true-blue Male types. If you don’t have these physical characteristics you are one of our raajetherey types. I’m serious, bro. That means without your knowledge your blood has already been adulterated.

Best wishes from from ur friend
Raajetherey Soru

PS- right now I'm going to the bookshop read about M.L.K and Rosa Parks. I have for so long thought that these things were irrelevant to today's world. But now that we see people like this SBSP guy living among us, we need to prepare ourselves for a struggle like that fought by MLK.

Anonymous said...

Where art thou, SBSP? I miss you. I thought you really got some fire in those balls of yours. C'mon, SBSP! I'm all game ready for a fight..waiting for your response. You are so goddamn lazy. This is exactly the reason why our raajjetherey type succeed so easily in making your lovely sisters carry our genetic materials. I'm getting bored now. I need to move on to something else now. You are such losers. I pity you. Don't you get heartaches thinking about the day our raajetherey type would stop paying you guys rent? What are you going to do? Who's going to buy you that coffee you enjoy so much and so often?

Your friend
Raajjetherey Soru

Anonymous said...

I long for the day whenRaajjethere people wud come to Male' with gifts of kurimba and athujehi and bondi.stay in our houses free and do their business in Male' and go away until next time. I long for the day when we want a servant our friends in the islands(raajjethere)would send their daghters and sons to our houses in return for food and education in sanadhu classes such as Maadhooge(Ali Ahmed University) and Wood Villa.
It is sad our culture now undergoing bad changes

Anonymous said...

where are the aristocrats of Male' now.

Where are the manipulhu's

Anonymous said...

@ anon 3:03 -

Over the last 40 years our types befriended their Goma daughters, seduced their Manippulhu sons into breaking the social taboo and marrying us. This gave rise to the half-breds (Male-raajetherey types). Half-breds proliferated everywhere. They colonized the entire island of Male. The parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins of these Gomas and Manippulhus found it too humiliating to refer to these half-breds, their own flesh and blood, with the derogatory term ‘raajetherey’. So, as ‘raajetherey soru’ says we literally ‘adulterated’ their blood, corrupted their lineage and drove them to the brink of extinction. –RajethereySoru’s Uncle

Anonymous said...

being a male' person, i would gladly go live in another island that is less crowded, and yet gives me the amenities available in male'. i believe that should be and is the point, not some bullshit about male/raajethere aristocracy and boulder sized chips on people's shoulders. get a life people, let us try to call a spade a spade and move the f.... on!!!

Anonymous said...

People of Male people call others Maldivains islanders.. hehehe.. as if Male is a continent. That itself is an indications of many beliefs that are grounded in self deception.

Indeed Male people carry with them many beliefs.. supremacy, refinement, better genes...

But truth of the matter is, they lived in abject conditions and dumps till the 60s.

The entire world should know the discriminatory psychology and behaviors of male people that has been the reason for many institutionalized crimes against islanders.

The word should come out...

Anonymous said...

The world and international community should know all the details of the so called Beyfulhu system, which is worst than apartheid in South Africa.

It is only a matter of time....

Yafaau's daddy said...

c'mon ppl, stop making such a mess out of this rajjethere/male stuff! Aren't we still Maldivians? we are a part of a bigger family and let's not fight like kids. And all these crap with anonymity makes it even worse by Anonymous saying bullshit to Anonymous! equals saying everything for himself.

Anonymous said...

@ yafaru's Daddy - "bigger family?" Do you know what family means? What is this you are talking about. You think we will buy this family idea? never, bro. Male-supremacists are determined to hang to to their superior beliefs calling our types islanders and hatharu something madhu types. For years we brought them rihaakuru fuhlis, thellifaiy, thellibabukey and I dont know what not. We presented them the feaces eatting chickens that grew on our back yards. And Yafau's daddy, you call this a family? they made us play raman-raman-foali in Male for years. We paid them through our noses and sometimes through the rear end as well. Until the 1980s we were subjected to a degrading visa regime (some thing ibrahim nasir called kuda sitee..what the F***) as if we come from some poverty stricken country in sub-saharan Africa. I'm fighting. Fighting with every fibre of my being untill the last remaining molecule in their Male blood is adulterated with our raajethrey blood. My brother's and sisters! We have done so well thus far. We have wheedled their sons and daughters with our charm and married them. We have forced them to carry our genes. We forced ourselves on them. We have settled down in their homes. We have made their daughters cook garudhiya and baiy for us. We will leave no stone unturend until the Male-supremacits become extinct. Their fate is going to be nothing but that of the dodo and the dinausaurs. In the next election we will elect Dr. Hassan Saeed as the first raajjetherey president!You just wait and see. Even this time we went so close to conquering the top job with Gasim and Dr. Hassan's candidacy.

raajjetherey soru

Anonymous said...

it saddens me to see the division and seperation within our society. How do we become Male' ppl or island ppl before we become Maldivian first? We are one and the same & it is very much our wrong doing that has brought about this bipolar, racist, supremacist society today.

First of all it is wrong to stereotype and refer to ALL the Male' ppl and ALL the island people in this blabber. But it is true that a good MAJORITY of the so-called Male' people consider themselves something of a higher being and treat the people from islands like shit. They have treated little kids/girls/boys/men/women from the islands alike, i.e. like they are something of a lower nature. I've seen young boys and girl suffer, catering to every little need and whim of the arrogant Male people. All the money families earn on the islands go toward payments for the houses in Male, whether it is rent or paying guardians, payment for food or watever. In addition all the extra luxuries Male people expect from islanders, as if they are free servants ready to be exploited. It is sickening!

Male ppl are normally lazy in general, sitting at home and ordering islanders around. They think islanders are "4 kulhandu madu" while they dont friggin get the fact that islanders never got even 5% of the opportunities they were given! Islanders have to fight for everything, struggle, just because they were born on an island. The fruits of the hard work by the islanders are being enjoyed by the good-for-nothing majority of Male' people who just sit at home and stay ignorant in their little shells of what they think is a supreme race.

The best and most brilliant minds in the country come from the little jifuti's on the islands. These ppl suffered in the Male households and spent the best of their years being servants. When you talk about the land rights of the people of Male' where is your sense of reasoning? If the islands had even half of the resources and facilities available on Male', will the islanders bother leaving their heavenly, clean environments to come to this disgusting concrete jungle? NEVER!

So before Male' people blame islanders are start blaming them for taking away watever, pls note that leeching off of the countries resources to build a capital means that the capital and its resources belongs not to the people who were originally there, but to the whoel country! If u were greedy enuff to not give any piece of the pie to the rest of the country and keep everything for urself, u will only see the misery u r living in now! A concrete, unhealthy jungle with druggies, theft, rapes and 20 inch wide pedestrian lanes!

Equal opportunities, rights, resources, services and facilities are a right of EVERY MALDIVIAN regardless of where they were born. And just because islanders are forced to come to Male for health care, doesnt mean Male' folks shud be given the right to treat them like shit. They dont come to Male because Male ppl are such hospitable nice ppl, they coem for something they cant get on their island, cs you kept it for yourselves!

unfortunate, sentiments like this hardly goes away, it remains, rots and feeds the division in our society...before it gets too late, government must dissolve all dividing walls between these so called TYPES of ppl and make it ONE MALDIVES.

Anonymous said...

people....really, wake up!! those days are over.....now the reality is that raajetherey soru's sister and male' aristocrat's daughter is about to marry a 'bangaalhee' worker and cook garudhiya or rasam or whatever for him. Wonder what raajetherey soru has to say about this.

Anonymous said...

Those days Raajjethere people had less brain than Male' people.When someone weighed the two it was found raajje there person brain weighed 5 kulhandu(unit of weight) less.
Now new experiments and findings indicate the trend has reversed.This is as a result of Male' youngsters being exposed to more drugs.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:55 - way to go, bro. My hats off for you!

anon 9:22- Bro, you have my kind of humor. ;-)

salaam
raajjetherey soru