Whilst the protests of the Yazidii people against the Sinjar Agreement continues to its 94th day, Heso Îbrahîm, the Deputy Co-Chair of the Sinjar’s Democratic Autonomous Assembly (MXDS) spoke to Mesopotamia Agency about the ongoing situation in Sinjar.
The Iraq government announced that an agreement on Sinjar was reached on 9 October 2020 with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to the agreement, various political groups such as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) could open representative offices in Sinjar. The security of the region will be undertaken by the police force of the federation.
On the other hand, Sinjar’s Autonomous Administration Assembly has reacted to these statements and clarified that they would not accept an agreement that excludes the wishes of the people of Sinjar.
The Sinjar Agreement has been protested non stop by the people of Sinjar in northern Iraq since then.
Sinjar’s Democratic Autonomous Assembly (MXDS) issued a recent statement on 2 February about the agreement, stating that the MXDS does not approve negotiations or an agreement that ignores the will of the Yazidis who live there and that the people of Sinjar will determine their own fate.
‘We want self-governance’
Speaking on the hot debates conserning the fate of Sinjar, Heso Îbrahîm recalled the previous attacks targeting the Yazidi (Êzîdî) people. “Those ISIS attacks aimed to annihilate the Yazidi people and their culture. The Sinjar Agreement has been signed as part of those attacks,” he said.
Sinjar Agreement was agreed on by the demands of Turkey and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), according to Îbrahîm. “They want to destroy us, but we are ready to defend our lands. We will defend not only Sinjar, but any attack in any city of Iraq, or anywhere in Bashur (Southern Kurdistan.)”
Îbrahîm stressed that Yazidi people do not want to live under the rule of any party or group. ” Yazidis want to decide on their on fate by themselves. We want self-governance, we do not trust anyone,” he said.
“This is a historical opportunity for Kurds to unite against their enemies. We have to unite, we have to defend Sinjar all together.”