This territory, it says, was “illegally” torn away from the Ingush people, even though it has been the homeland of prominent Ingush families and teips for “many centuries,” something that is proved by “historical maps and documents.”
“The Ingush people has expressed its categorial disagreement with the transfer of these lands into the Chechen Republic. However, using administrative possibilities and crude force and undermined the traditional right of the Vaynakhs (adats) and Shariat, the leadership of the Chechen Republic was able to sell this unjust Agreement.”
The World Congress of the Ingush People continues with the following declaration: “the resettlement on these lands of anyone, despite the opinion of the Ingush people and lack of agreement with its historical masters living in Ingushetia is illegal. It is just as illegal as at one time the resettlement of Avars and Laks on Chechen lands in the Aukhov distriction of the Daghestan ASSR and the resettlement of Osetins on Ingush lands in the Prigorodny district in 1944 after the deportation of Chechens and Ingush.”
“Any use of these lands, including the construction of houses, is illegal and forbidden to you by the Shariat and our adats,” the congress says.
“At the present historical moment, the Ingush people, betrayed by its own leadership, does not have the opportunity to defend its territorial integrity. However, at the very first opportunity, it will present its claims against those who illegally occupy the territory and property of the Ingush people.”
And it concludes: “Do not allow a wedge to be driven between our fraternal peoples and do not act with our property as marauders did in 1944 and during the Chechen wars. Do not forget that we in the first instance are Muslims and Vaynakhs.”
The second declaration by Ibragim Doskiyev, a justice of the Ingush Republic Constitutional Court, is equally important (