Posted on : 05 Feb 2020Views: 1531
- After two months of political deadlock, Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed Mohammed Allawi to replace caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
- But his choice was instantly rejected by protesters who have for months defied a bloody crackdown to demand a complete overhaul of the country's ruling class.
- The 2019 Iraqi protests, also nicknamed the Tishreen Revolution, are an ongoing series of protests that consisted of demonstrations, marches, sit-ins and civil disobedience.
- They started on 1 October 2019, a date which was set by civil activists on social media, spreading over the central and southern provinces of Iraq, to protest 16 years of corruption, unemployment and inefficient public services, before they escalated into calls to overthrow the administration and stop the Neighborhood and outside politics intervention in Iraq.
- The Iraqi government was accused of using bullets, snipers, hot water and tear gas against protesters.
- Iraqis are not simply calling for the downfall of a leader or political party. Instead, they are calling for the end of a political system which has existed since the US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 - a system which, they argue, has failed them.
- They specifically point to the way government appointments are made on the basis of sectarian or ethnic quotas (a system known as muhassasa), rather than on merit.
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Tishreen Revolution is related to which of the following country?
Right Ans : Iraq