03 September 2010
The governor of Mosul Asil Nujefi who is acting like the former Baathist regime is trying to Arabize the Kurdish villages in Mosul province.
The governor of Mosul Asil Nujefi who is acting like the former Baathist regime is trying to Arabize the Kurdish villages in Mosul province. It is reported that the governor has ordered resettling 160 ethnic Arab families in the villages where Shabak Kurds live. Shabak Kurds challenged the decision given by the governor applied both international missions and Kurdistan Regional Government.
President of Shabak Advisory Council Mela Selim said that the governor Nujefi has based his decision on Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution. "The Article 140 aims at returning the displaced people back their homes and receive compensation for their losses. However, these Arab families originate from Shergan and Geyare regions and resettling them in the Shabak Kurdish villages and granting them free land is illegal." added Selim.
The decision is unacceptable
Mela Selim also stated that as the Committee of Wisemen and the Advisory Council they are against such a decision and it is obvious that such a decision will rise the tension in the region and threaten the security in the region which may cause conflict in future.
Selim further stated that they have asked the Kurdistan Regional Government to sent pashmargas in the region in order to prevent this resettlement and protect the Shabak Kurds. He added that they have also applied UN in Baghdad and American and British representatives.
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