nejepnerast said:Mrzurnaci , let us be realistic please and not rely on rumeurs or my cousin said , my uncle said . Fine KRG would not make it public ,but what about the owner of the land ?
Show me a farmer that KRG took their land from . I mean seriously sometimes I feel you guys live on another planet . There is law and order in Kurdistan and no one would dare to take someone else land .
The public land is another matter and KRG has the right to develop as it see it fit no matter where it is even in the assyrian areas . The problem is the allergy assyrian have towards kurds , On one hand they want the right to buy land , homes everywhere in Kurdistan , but they want to keep kurds within 10 miles from the nearest village . Land in Kurdistan is expensive and developing public land will happen whether people like or not because it belongs to all people not just the Assyrian .
we assyrians already did investigations into this. Despite the way Assyrians phrase this issue, it's not the average Kurd taking land. It's Kurds with power that have the connections to do so. Kurds that are either related or have connections to either Barzani, Zebari, or other political clans using such influence to take land from, not just Assyrians, but less influential Kurdish clans, and even Armenians.
Here's my source -> http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/Kurdistan.Report.pdf
Here's the condensed version of the source -> http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/KurdistanReport_short_FINAL_lowres.pdf
For the condensed version, I got my info from page 5 called "Control of Disputed Territories and Allegations of Kurdification"
on page 8 condensed version -> "Appropriation of Christian Land"
"Christian citizens of the KRI have issued complaints and
held protests against Kurdish residents for attacking and
seizing their land and villages in the provinces of Dohuk
and Erbil. Some Assyrian Christians accuse Kurdish gov-
ernment and party officials of taking lands for personal
use or financial gain. These Christians believe they
are specifically targeted as part of a policy to Kurdify
historically Christian areas. Other Christian leaders do
not believe a policy exists, but do concede that individual
Kurds and Kurdish businesses have been known to build
on or take Christian land.
Effectively, two types of land appropriation exist.
Significant portions of the claims are long-standing land
ownership issues. Through the late 20th century, Assyri-
ans were caught up in various regional uprisings and sup-
pressions. As a result of these events, large portions of the
population fled their homes and land, for which they con-
tinued to hold the deeds. Over time, Kurds moved in to the
fallow land. Now Christians are returning with their deeds
and attempting to reclaim lands or be compensated.
In addition to these long-standing claims are
alleged incidents where powerful local officials or
businesses seize land on which to build new properties.
Assyrian leaders alluded to various cases where Kurd-
ish officials, or individuals or developers with links
to officials, have built on land owned by Christians.
Seizures in the Nahla Valley have received particular
attention; here, Christians allege 42 encroachments in
the villages in recent years."