Parliament Hears Report on Controversial Women's March in Bishkek


AKIPRESS.COM - Parliament is hearing a report of the Interior Ministry on the controversial March 8 women's march in Bishkek.

Some of the march participants carried rainbow flags in support of the LGBT- community, which sparked outrage among some MPs sowing controversy.The law enforcement bodies and mayor's office were requested to report on the march after MP Jyldyz Musabekova and some of her colleagues were outraged by "gay propaganda at the march.

" Deputy Interior Minister Kursan Asanov reported on the march: it was held on March 8 from 10 am to 1 pm. About 200-250 people attended the women's march.

MP Ravshan Jeenbekov, human rights activist Rita Karasartova and Aziza Abdirasulova, public figures Edil Baisalov and Ondurush Toktonasyrov were among the participants. The march participants carried posters against violence against women and children, posters calling for protection of rights of women, Asanov said.

Such feminist groups like the Chance, Sezim, the League of protection of children's rights and others were the organizers of the event, Asanov said. Kyrk Choro nationalist movement representatives presented flowers to women on that day, he added.

Before the discussions, MP Dastan Bekeshev called on his colleagues not to raise this question at the parliament to avoid worsening of Kyrgyzstan's image in the international community. "We are the ones who propagate by discussing it here.

This is not the Parliament's level, somebody gets grants through this topic," he said. MP Iskhak Pirmatov backed his colleague and said...

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