RFD: soc.culture.kurdish

Arno Stam (astam@fwi.uva.nl)
16 Dec 1994 12:40:58 -0500

Group Name : soc.culture.kurdish
Status : Unmoderated
Distribution : Worldwide
Summary : Discussion about the culture, history, social and
political devolepments in Kurdistan or related to
Proposed by : Kocero, Stam

This is the official Request For Discussion concerning the creation of a
news group called soc.culture.kurdish.


This newsgroup will be established as a forum for sharing ideas and
information about the culture, history, social and political
devolepments in Kurdistan or related to Kurdistan.
This newsgroup will provide open discussions on the issue of
Kurdish Question, that is shared by different countries where Kurds
currently live. This news group will also be accessable for other people
from Kurdistan and others who believe that they have any kind of
relationship with Kurdistan.
The discussions will be in English or in different dialects of Kurdish
(languages within Kurdish family).

This RFD has been posted in accordance with the Guidelines for Newsgroup
Creation. Its language is based on previously submitted RFDs. The RFD is
being cross posted to the following relevant newsgroups:


Any subsequent discussion is directed to news.groups.


Periodically, interest in a group to discuss the Kurdish issue
has been expressed. Questions concerning Kurdish problem have been
posted in various newsgroups. It is widely felt that due to its context
(the Kurdish problem) the other groups like soc.culture.turkish are
inadequate for this purpose, not only because of different languages
but also for the reason that just only one part of Kurdistan shares
some common background with Turkey.
So it is felt that a seperate newsgroup is suitable. A proposed charter
was posted on some of the newsgroups listed above one year ago.
There were a reasonable number of replies indicating interest.

This Newsgroup will virtually connect the vast scattered people from
Kurdistan and hopefully it might contribute to bring the seperated
dialects of Kurdish to a single national language.

Future Call for Votes

After a discussion period of 30 days, if there are not overwhelming
objections to this proposed group, there will be a call for votes (CFV)
posted to the same groups as this RFD. The voting period will be at
least 21 days

The voting will be conducted by a third-party.