Parliament Decides to amend the "national card" after the rejection of the infallible passed
BAGHDAD / long-Presse
President of the Republic decided Fuad Masum, on Tuesday, the card re-unified national law to the parliament to reconsider the rule of minorities, in response to a request from some political blocs and religious components. He stressed his commitment to entrench the principle of citizenship and protection of minority rights.
Said Khalid Shwani, a spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, in a statement received by, the (long-Presse), a copy of which, "The President of the Republic Fuad Masum request to return the draft standard national card bill to the parliament to reconsider Article 26 of the law," noting that " This comes in response of sovereignty to the request of several members of the House of Representatives, and representatives of a number of political blocs and religious components, social, civil and personalities.
"Huani He added that" this request comes within the framework of the keenness of infallible President to entrench the principle of citizenship and protection of minority rights in the Iraqi society, and confirmation of the other principles of the Constitution on equality, justice and respect for human rights.
"Furthermore, House of Representatives voted, yesterday, on the wording of the decision to amend Article 26 of minorities national card law in line with the Constitution.
A parliamentary source said in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that" House of Representatives voted on a resolution to take all necessary measures to amend the national card Law Article 26 in line with the Constitution and the rights of minorities in the Iraqi society. " The source, who asked not to be named, said: "The majority vote."
After the decision of the House of Representatives, representatives of religious minorities decided to end their boycott of parliament sessions. The MP said Kanna, at a joint news conference with representatives of minorities in the parliament building and attended (range Press), "The Parliament voted on a resolution to take all necessary measures to amend the unified national card law, specifically article 26, in line with the Constitution and the rights of minorities in society." .
The price "attitude of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives and representatives of the political blocs who voted by majority decision," following up "The representatives of the ingredients they declare an end to their boycott of the meetings of the House of Representatives and come back to play our part in the House of Representatives."
The United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) criticized Day Monday, the national card law in Iraq, and pointed out that religious minorities are threatened in this law, and while some expressed the fear on the Iraqi minorities "is similar to the fate of the Jews", stressed the need to "eliminate extremism."
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