Tashkent (Sputnik)-Uzbekistan’s President Shavkato Mirjiyoev has arrived in Nukus, the capital of Uzbekistan’s autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan, where the riots occurred the day before, proposing to maintain the sovereignty provisions of the country’s constitution. The spokesman said on Saturday.
“In light of the fact that the process of discussing constitutional amendments and additions is still underway, and based on studying the opinions expressed by the inhabitants of Kalakarpaxtan, the President said the current edition of the article. Outlined the need to preserve 70, 71, 72, 74, 75 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “Sherzod Asadov wrote in Telegram.
According to a spokesman for the president, Mirjiyoev is currently holding meetings with parliamentarians from the Republic and representatives of older generations of Karakalpakstan.
On Friday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan said an illegal demonstration had taken place in the capital of the autonomous republic. Demonstrators demanded the release of local bloggers who called for protests against the constitutional amendment. Protesters believe that Karakalpakstan may lose the right to withdraw from Uzbekistan by referendum if the amendment is adopted.
https://sputniknews.com/20220702/uzbek-president-proposes-to-preserve-constitutional-clause-on-karakalpakstans-sovereignty-1096894637.html President of Uzbekistan proposes to maintain constitutional provisions on Karakalpakstan’s sovereignty