Women take part in rally in Magas, October 6, 2018. Photo is provided to the Caucasian Knot by Yakub Gogiev

11 October 2018, 22:10

In Magas, rally participants describe role of women in protest

In Magas, women are on duty around the clock in the square which hosts a rally against the change in the border with Chechnya. They help to cook food and solve the everyday issues of the protesters.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 26, Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov signed the agreement on securing the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia. Residents of Ingushetia took to mass actions in protest against the transfer of lands.

The participants of the rally have said that the women were on duty in the square around the clock for the first three days of the rally. Starting from October 8, they began to leave for home for a night, except for two volunteers.

"Starting from the very first days, I spent nights here until my parents asked me to spend a couple of nights at home. The women help us. At the kitchen, two women are always on duty around the clock, since it is cold at night, and the old people sometimes want to drink hot tea to warm up. There are a lot of women here from 6:00 a.m. till nightfall," said Muslim, a participant of the rally.

"I take part in the action together with my husband. I spent the first day here with my husband and two sons, but when a shooting started, I sent them home. At present, four children stay at home. My oldest daughter, who is 18 years old, cares about them and about the house. The youngest child is two months old. I've been here since the very first day, since the very morning. I spent the first three days here. Then I left home to change my clothes. And yesterday, I left earlier, since it's physically impossible to stay here without sleep and rest. I had to have a rest," said Isabella, a participant of the action.

According to the woman, she wants the republic, her homeland, to stay integral. "I don't want the pieces to be torn from it. It is important for me to ensure the republic exists. If we leave it this way, tomorrow there can be no Ingushetia at all," said the participant of the action.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 11, 2018 at 04:11 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Umar Yavloi; Source: CK correspondent

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