The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan has released information about the prevention of an illegal action in the central city of Nukus, Karakalpak province, APA reports.
The information states that order has already been restored.
The information shows that on July 1, starting at 15:00, some residents of Karakalpakstan organized a march in the city of Nukus due to the misinterpretation of the constitutional reforms in the republic. After that, they gathered in the village market and held an illegal demonstration. In order to restore public order and prevent violations of the law, personnel and equipment of law enforcement agencies were brought to the market. Currently, public order has been restored in the city.
Note that Karakalpakstan is an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan. The autonomous body located in the east of the country covers 40% of the territory of Uzbekistan. Uzbek and Karaagalpak languages are the official languages of the autonomous republic.
At its meeting held on Wednesday, the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan discussed the issue of the referendum on the amendment of the constitution. Up to two hundred amendments have been proposed to the current Basic Law adopted in 1992. According to the new draft, the article on the possibility of separation of Karakalpakstan from Uzbekistan through a referendum is removed from the constitution.