ALAN ROJ/ NEWS DESK
Today marks the 28th anniversary of the uprising of the people of southern Kurdistan against the former Baathist regime, which started from the city of Rania on 5 March 1991, moving to Sulaymaniyah, Hewlêr, Dihok and other areas.
The first bullet was fired from Rania by the martyr Ali Nabi against the Baathist regime. The people then controlled dozens of headquarters, security points and offices of the Baathist regime, which was then led by Saddam Hussein, to move to all the Kurdistan regions in southern Kurdistan.
On this occasion, thousands of Kurds and administrators are celebrating in the city of Rania, amid popular criticism of the responsible parties for stealing the values of the uprising.
For her part, the wife of Martyr Ali Nabi criticized through the media that the celebrations for this great day did not take place as required for several years and criticized the parties saying, "It is not true that each party celebrates alone and makes the heritage of Rania a property of it alone. Everyone should celebrate this day away from partisanship and unite and must pay attention to the tragedies of these people."
For its part, the Freedom Movement published a statement on the anniversary of the uprising, noting that "the uprising of March 5 was a new beginning of the Kurdish liberation struggle and has won great victories on the rights of the Kurdish people, but this uprising came out of the hand of the people and moved to the hands of parties and authorities."
It is noteworthy, after the liberation of several areas in southern Kurdistan, the first Kurdish parliament was formed in May 1992, and the Global Coalition intervened and imposed an air embargo to push back thousands of displaced people to their areas after years of forced displacement and genocide by the Baathist regime in Iraq.