Rally in Magas, October 12, 2018. Photo by Umar Yovloi for the Caucasian Knot

13 October 2018, 08:24

Opponents of Chechen-Ingush border agreement appeal to Putin

The organizing committee of the rally in Magas has called on Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to cancel the agreement on the Ingush-Chechen border, signed by the heads of these republics.

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 appeal of the organizing committee of the rally to Vladimir Putin was posted on October 12 by Magomed Mutsolgov, an Ingush human rights defender and a blogger of the "Caucasian Knot".

The agreement of Kadyrov with Evkurov, "prepared secretly from the people," provides for the transfer of several dozen hectares of the territory of Ingushetia to the jurisdiction of Chechnya, the authors of the appeal point out. The Ingush MPs declared falsification of the outcomes of voting for the approval of the agreement, says the appeal.

According to the Russian Constitution, the Constitution of Ingushetia and the republic's laws, "the issue of changing borders and territories can be resolved exclusively by a nationwide referendum," the appeal posted by Magomed Mutsolgov has emphasized.

According to the organizers of the rally, the republic's leadership is putting pressure on the MPs, who try to repeal the law adopted through falsification. "According to MPs, threats, blackmail and bribery are used," the appeal says.

Speaking on behalf of the residents of Ingushetia who gathered at the rally in Magas, the authors of the appeal ask Putin to "cancel the unconstitutional and illegal agreement and consider the responsibility of Yunus-Bek Evkurov, the head of the Republic of Ingushetia."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 12, 2018 at 08:15 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Umar Yavloi; Source: CK correspondent

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