We see attempts to ignore the blatant violation of the right to communicate using the native language


First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Nariman Celal on his page on Facebook expressed an opinion about the sensational scandal on the prohibition of the Crimean Tatars working in a barbershop in the building of the Kuibyshev market in Aqmescit, to speak their native language.

While politically active people receive regular warnings from “law enforcement officers” for possible actions that did not even have time to form in their minds, but presumably, in the opinion of “law enforcement officers”, they can be carried out, we see attempts to ignore the blatant violation of the right to communicate in native language.

Moreover, the one who behind this is none other than the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Crimea  Lyudmila Lubina. On the one hand, she forced to respond to a frank violation of at Articles 19, 26, 29 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and on the other one, tries to wriggle out and declares that “the situation is not that simple”. 

It turns out that the native-speaking employees of the barbershop could use the fact of not knowing the Crimean Tatar language of the owner to “insult or label” her.

I guess if they insulted her on the “great and mighty”(language), everything would be ok? Would you stared at each other, then drank a shot and went home while staying best friends? The same traditions are attributed to the inhabitants of “the great and immense”?

Moreover, please do not blame me for prejudice, because it’s not me who, hearing an unfamiliar language, is immediately convinced that they are calling me names. It is simply incomprehensible to me when people will no longer shift their ignorance of languages, culture, civilised behaviour, and in this case laws, to others, and officials, instead of responding strictly to violation of the law, are looking for options.

Well, this is for an educational program. “All protection against discrimination is spelt out more detailed in labour law. The ban on it occurs literally at every step of employment. On July 2, 2013, amendments to the law “About Employment” were adopted. They define that “gender, race, colour, nationality, language, origin, the social standing of a person, age, place of residence, attitude to religion, believes” and a whole list of “circumstances not related to the professional qualities of workers” should indicate in announcements not allowed. However, before that, labour legislation prohibited “direct or indirect restriction of rights or the establishment of direct or indirect advantages (…) depending on gender, race, colour, nationality” (Article 64 of the Labor Code). Violations of these provisions are punishable. According to Article 5.27 of the Administrative Code “Violation of the law on labour and labour protection”, a fine of up to one thousand to five thousand rubles is threatened for discrimination for officials, and legal entities – a suspension of up to 90 days and a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles. “

  Nariman Celal

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Author: Редакция Avdet