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16 January 2021, 21:59

Social networks criticize authorities' statement on family eviction from Tarki

People start solving problems on their own when the law is inactive, Instagram users assert. They reacted to the speech of Sergey Melikov, the Acting Head of Dagestan, in connection with the eviction of Ullubiy Amirov's relatives from the Makhachkala dwelling settlement of Tarki. Some commentators note that relatives should not be held responsible for the actions of their family members.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 8, local Alims decided to evict from Tarki relatives of Ullubiy Amirov, who had been detained on suspicion of drug possession after a high-profile murder. Caucasian scholars have treated this decision as unprecedented. On January 13, it became known that the family had left Tarki. In the context with the eviction of the family, Sergey Melikov, the Acting head of Dagestan in, demanded to respect the law and compared the situation with the events of 1944, when the operation of deporting Chechens and Ingushes was conducted. Salman Dadaev, the Mayor of Makhachkala, then announced that the family had voluntarily left for a while.

Most users of the Instagram were outraged at Mr Melikov's call to act according to the law. They pointed out that residents of Tarki were forced to make such a decision, as law enforcers were inactive.

Some commentators also noted that this practice has developed long ago and has proven its efficiency.

"When you fail, people solve problems themselves, as best they can. Our ancestors solved them in this way, and did it for centuries. Hooligans were evicted from villages for a certain period. And it really helped," the user skynet_2.0 has written.

"Nobody has cancelled our Adats. Our ancestors' traditions are the main law for us," the user sotoviksotovik859 has stressed.

At the same time, some have supported Mr Melikov's criticism and called on villagers to act in accordance with Russian laws.

"The Sharia law should be left in the 19th century; we should act according to the current laws," the user lahdalaev_001 has written.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 16, 2021 at 00:56 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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