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 Iraqi Kurdish pilgrims intend to raise Kurdistan flag on Arafat Mount in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Iraqi Kurdish pilgrims intend to raise Kurdistan flag on Arafat Mount in Mecca, Saudi Arabia  23.10.2011   
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1500 Kurdish pilgrims have the intention to raise the Kurdistan flag on Arafat Mount, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
October 23, 2011

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Kurdish Endowment and Religious Affairs representative reported on Saturday that 1500 Kurdish pilgrims have the intention to raise the Kurdistan flag on Arafat Mount, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in protest for the decision taken by the Iraqi Federal Government to lower Kurdistan flag in in disputed Khanaqin district, the decision was refused by the administration of Khanqin.

Nirwan Naqshabandi, in a telephone call with Aswat al-Iraq, from Mecca, said that the mounting of the flag is "in a protest of Iraqi government decision to dismount Kurdish flags from governmental buildings in disputed areas".

Iraqi government, lately, decided to dismount the Kurdistani flag from governmental buildings in Khanaqin city, Diyala province, which is one of the disputed areas between the Erbil and Baghdad.

The dismounting of the Kurdish flag resulted in mass demonstrations inside Kurdistan region and outside.

Iraqi PM Nouri Al Maliki, ordered local authorities in Khanqin District on October 11, to lower Kurdistan Flag raised at tops of governmental buildings,www.ekurd.netdeclared head of Diyala provincial council Taleb Mohammed said. Security forces had visited Khanqin District earlier and reported about having seen Kurdistan’s flag raised at tops of police stations and official directorates, he said. 
 

The administration of Khanqin District in Iraqi disputed Diyala province warned on October 12, from the outbreak of “a major popular revolution” if the central government lowers Kurdistan Flag raised at the top of governmental buildings in the District. We already refused this demand, the administration pointed up while calling not to provoke the public opinion.

Hundreds rallied on 16 October in the disputed Iraqi town of Khanaqin to demand the reversal of a Iraq central government ruling barring the Kurdish flag of the autonomous Kurdistan region in official buildings.

Kurdistan’s Peshmerga Ministry had spread its forces in Khanaqin city of Diyala Province last August, after the escalation of the Kurdish demands on both popular and official levels to protect Kurds in those areas, considered among the areas in-conflict between Kurdistan government and the Federal government of Baghdad.

Diyala province, a restive part of Iraq outside the Kurdish autonomous region of Kurdistan but home to many Kurds. The Diyala district, which includes a string of villages and some of Iraq's oil reserves, is home to about 175,000 Kurds, most of them Shiites.

In June 2006, the local council of Khanaqin proposed that the district be integrated into the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.

During the Arabisation policy of Saddam Hussein in the 1980s, a large number of Kurdish Shiites were displaced by force from Khanaqin. They started returning after the fall of Saddam in 2003.

Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution is related to the normalization of the situation in Kirkuk city and other disputed areas like Khanaqin.

Kurdistan's government says oil-rich Khanaqin should be part of its semi-autonomous region, which it hopes to expand in a referendum in the future. In the meantime, Khanaqin and other so-called disputed areas remain targets of Sunni Arab insurgents opposed to Kurdish expansion and vowing to hold onto land seized during ex-dictator Saddam Hussein's efforts to "Arabize" the region.

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