Grozny. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot

22 October 2018, 22:32

Residents of Chechnya complain about forced eviction from dormitories

The demand of the Chechen leader to identify fraudsters wanting to get free housing has turned into large-scale inspections of dormitories with eviction of people. Residents of dormitories are evicted to their relatives without presenting documents, local residents report.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at a meeting in Grozny held on October 15, Ramzan Kadyrov demanded from officials to inspect the dormitories of the Chechen capital and exclude from the lists of those in need of housing the people who do not have the right to live in dormitories. The leader of Chechnya said that out of 20,000 people who waited for housing in Grozny, 19,800 were fraudsters who wanted to get apartments for free. On the other day, inspections had been launched in the dormitories of Grozny.

"We are told to vacate the room. Officials are not interested to listen when we ask them where we should go and where we should live. They say that everyone has relatives in villages and that people can live with them for a while. They say that we are fraudsters who want to get housing for free instead of solving own problems by own efforts," said a woman from the dormitory in Gudermes who preferred to remain anonymous.

Residents of dormitories claim that evictions take place without any official documents or court decisions presented to people.

"The situation is the same everywhere. Officials from the local administration come with policemen, call relatives, and demand that they take their family members to their place. They say such an instruction has come from above. Officials need to quickly report to Ramzan Kadyrov that they have checked everything and identified those who do not need housing in order to exclude as many people as possible from the lists for housing," said Malika, a resident of the republic.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 22, 2018 at 03:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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