A vigil in support of Êzidxan Asayish (Sinjar’s public order forces) continues in Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan.
The vigil in support of Asayish forces has reached its thirtieth day. Attendees said they would continue their vigil until their demands are met.
Locals are also protesting the agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Iraqi government. The agreement includes the removal of Êzidxan Asayish forces. Yazidi people in Sinjar used the motto “We are all Asayish” in front of the Sinjar Asayish Centre, while visitors declared their support of Êzidxan Asayish.
Though these demands have been expressed several times, the Iraqi government has not yet responded.
Sinjar Autonomous Assembly member Rizgo Xelef said, “We will continue until the Iraqi government accepts the existence of the Yazidi people”.
The agreement signed on October
The Sinjar agreement was signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government on 9 October 2020.
There has been rising criticism of the agreement ever since. The Yazidi community living in Sinjar has repeatedly voiced its concern over the agreement, alongside the Sinjar Democratic Autonomous Assembly (MXDŞ).