‘IF YOU ARE NOT SERVING THESE STUDENTS, LET OTHERS DO SO’: SHASWAR ABDULWAHID




SULAIMANI — New Generation Movement (NGM) President Shaswar Abdulwahid issued separate statements on Monday (November 22) on student protests to authorities in the Kurdistan Region and the demonstrating students.

Abdulwahid said in his statement to the authorities that the NGM had sent water and supplies to residents of the Sulaimani University residents but the donations were not allowed to reach the students.

"If you are not serving these students, let others do so,” the NGM president said in his statement to the authorities.

Abdulwahid said students are seen internationally as resources for their country and their calls should be answered.

Speaking to the protestors, the NGM president said, "You students are the revolution and change of hand in every country. We are with you and support you with our media and parliamentarians. Don’t give up.”

Students from universities and institutes in Sulaimani, Halabja, Kalar and Ranya protested for the second day in a row on Monday, demanding the KRG resume the payment of their monthly stipends.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers suspended students’ monthly stipends in February 2012 due to the financial crisis, the region’s Ministry of Finance said on Monday.

The Ministry of Higher Education was responsible for the budget for the monthly stipends from that point on, according to the ministry.

(NRT Digital Media)


AM:11:16:23/11/2021




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