In a positive move, Kuwaiti student forces issued a statement on the 1st of October (written on 24th of September) calling on Kuwaitis to join Bedoon in their 2nd of October protest. Bedoon Rights received a copy of the statement and translates it here to English:
To the people of Kuwait,
Invitation: To support Bedoon demands of citizenship on the international day of non-violence October 2nd in Taimaa area.
In belief of freedoms and reserving human dignity given to us by God, in belief of free speech and in result of the wrong acts of state bodies violating laws and the constitution, crossing social norms and international agreements, constitutional texts such as articles 29 and 44 of the constitution that state people are equal in rights and responsibilities, that human dignity is protected and the right to free assembly and free speech to everyone and not only citizens –
It is time for Kuwaitis to side with civil rights groups and persons to support getting back the stolen rights of Bedoon. The government has crossed all lines after witnessing how Bedoon get beaten, arrested, have their houses stormed, and denied the least rights to their dignity. We call on you to join Bedoon in their call to get citizenship on the international day of non-violence October 2nd in Taimaa area.
It is your turn to stop this oppression practiced against this community of our country and to stop the acts of racists and to stop what the government and the Central Agency are practicing to make the living conditions of Bedoon worse and worse everyday. They are the children of this country in law, constitution, and in humanity.
Democratic Wasat – Arab Open University
Mostqila – Arab Open University
Kuwaiti students Union – Egypt
Union of The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Mostqila – The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Students’ Future – The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Kuwait students club – Bahrain