Staunton, May 22 – In an action extremely offensive in a society which respects the elderly and family ties far more than others do, the government of Yunus-Bek Yevkurov has ignored a request by the Council of Teips of the Ingush People to hold a public meeting (zamanho.com/?p=8098).
The Council includes representatives from the 90 extended family groups that form the warp and woof of the social fabric among Ingush. To ignore a request from them is not only a display of bad manners but is also an attack on the leaders of groups with which almost all Ingush identify.
Consequently, it is likely that this action by the republic authorities will radicalize many who will realize that their efforts to try to work with the Yevkurov regime on the basis of the Ingush cultural code and general good manners is likely now a hopeless case. As a result, some may be prepared to take more dramatic actions.
The elders, who form the apex of the teip structures, are still working to keep the lid on popular anger; but it is a measure of their own despair about the situation that they are now praying to Allah asking the Most High to remove Yevkurov and bring them a leader worthy of the Ingush people (fortanga.org/2019/05/ingushi-molyatsya-ob-izbavlenii-ot-evkurova/).
They have now put out a video of their prayers; and in this month of Ramadan, such a message is almost certain to be especially powerful
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