What is the history of the “No to the Signature of Tribal Sheikhs” tag in the Sultanate of Oman!? | A homeland tweeting outside the flock

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A hashtag entitled “No to the signature of tribal elders” issued the list of the most popular Twitter hashtags in the Sultanate of Oman, as part of a campaign launched by Omani citizens calling for the abolition of the requirement for tribal and regional elders to sign government transactions and official documents for approval.

“No to the signing of the tribal elders” tops the list in the Sultanate of Oman

and cross markNo to the signature of tribal elders.” Many activists described this as bureaucratic transactions that require the signature of sheikhs in the regions, noting that the Sultanate, although it has become a state of institutions and law, “and we still need the signature of sheikhs to finalize our transactions.”

The victory of Amer considered that the signature of the governor and the sheikh of the tribe is nothing but an obstruction and difficulty in dealings, and a lot of humiliation and contempt for the citizen, as she described it.

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While Hamad Hilal Al-Hajri opposed the label and rejected what was stated in it, saying: “We, as Arabs, have tribes to which we belong, and this tribe has customs, origins and symbols that cannot be changed, and our sheikhs are symbols that we are proud of and support.”

He continued, “We must preserve and unite and not allow such talk that is always raised in the communication sites. Preserve the symbols of your tribes and your references to stand with them.”

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Abdullah Musa al-Hakli supported him: “A strange name and I personally reject it, the sheikhs are the pillars of the Arab tribes, and there are no tribes without sheikhs. The sheikhs have many important social roles, and one of the reasons for the social and political stability in the country.”

A legitimate demand that does not violate the customs and traditions of the Sultanate

Some considered that these traditions are no longer commensurate with the era of speed and technological development, in the completion of government work, and that working to facilitate services for citizens does not contradict the customs and traditions of the Sultanate, according to their description.

One of the participants in the tag wrote: “The sheikhdom is a social affair, but a government transaction, what does the sheikhdom have to do with it? And the data are recorded in the government system, O Prime Time Zone, we created you from a male and a female and made you peoples and tribes so that you may know one another. Indeed, the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most pious of you.

An activist denounced the process of forcing the signature of the tribal sheikh to approve the official papers: “I want to know now the birth certificate, the identity card, the passport and the signature of the guardian, or the husband’s contract form. Where do you live”.

The Sultanate of Oman has adopted the tribal sheikh’s signature system for decades, as a means of accepting and approving documents and clearing official services.

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