PM forbids State Bodies from Classifying Iraqis by Sect

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Iraqi prime minister forbids state bodies from classifying Iraqis by sect

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered state institutions to stop classifying Iraqis by religious sect following a social media outcry on Wednesday.

"The blood that was spilled for Iraqi soil was all the color of martyrdom and heroism," said Kadhimi's office in a tweet. "Their classification was not asked."

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