Women Council in north and east of Syria issued a written statement to public opinion on the 16th anniversary of Qamishlo uprising martyrs.
The text of the statement:
"On the twelfth of March, the 16th anniversary of the Qamishlo uprising has passed, in which dozens of martyrs, wounded, and thousands of detainees have been killed by the security services of the Ba’athist regime. This uprising was the result of the racist nationalist policy practiced by al-Assad regime to create discord and cause a rift between the components of Syrian society and denial Kurdish identity and the historical presence of the Kurds as an indigenous people on their land within the Syrian national fabric.
The match that took place between the jihad team from Qamishlo and Fatwa team from Deir-ez-Zor soon turned into quarrels, and deliberate killing of the Kurds inside the municipal stadium, with the support and direct incitement by the security services of the Chauvinist regime, and this uprising showed the true face of the racist regime against the Kurds, and starting with age Unjust martial laws and provisions against the Kurds, begin a massive campaign of arrests, and prevent any form of political movement in the areas where the Kurds are present.
The uprising pervaded most of the Rojava regions, from Derik to Afrin and all areas where the Kurds exist, whether in Syria or abroad, and turned into a mass popular uprising, where thousands of the Kurdish people came to stand in one row in the face of the Baathist conspirators. The strength of the uprising people forced the Syrian Regime and his tyrannical apparatus is to retract his policy and state that the Kurdish people are part of the Syrian national fabric.
We in Women Council in north and east of Syria and on the 16th anniversary condemn and denounce the policy adopted by the regime and still insist on it in denying the Kurdish presence as an ancient people within the Syrian national fabric, and its opposition to the democratic project represented by the Democratic Autonomous Administration DAA in North and East of Syria, which is the guarantor of the rights of all components and its adoption is a principle peoples' fraternity, and a true embodiment of gender equality.
We also commemorate the martyrs of Qamishlo uprising and all the martyrs who sacrificed their pure souls for the sake of freedom and dignity, and we are pledged to following in their footsteps, protecting the gains they have made and ensuring the legitimate rights of all components within a pluralistic and democratic Syria. "