Azerbaijani MPs consider establishing genocide museum necessary
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 16 / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
Azerbaijani MPs consider the establishment of a genocide museum as necessary.
"Establishment of a museum demonstrating genocide committed by Armenians in Azerbaijan's various regions is very important from the point of view of propaganda," Great Establishment party leader, MP Fazil Mustafa told Trend on Jan.15.
In March 1918, Stepan Shaumyan's Dashnak-Bolshevik government seized power and launched genocide against the Azerbaijani people.
In March to April, ethnic Azerbaijanis were slaughtered in Baku, Shamakhi and other regions. During the period, Turkey offered assistance to Azerbaijan and rescued the people from being killed by Armenians.
Armenian troops committed genocide in Khojali on Feb. 26, 1992. The tragedy began early morning. Within hours, over 613 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens were killed. Among them were 106 women and 83 children. About 1,000 people were disabled by shots; 8 families were fully destroyed. A total of 25 children lost both of their parents and 130 children lost one of them. About 1,275 people were taken prisoner. Around 150 people went missing.
According to a decree signed by former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev in 1998, March 31 became the Day of the Azerbaijani Genocide.
Mustafa said that establishment of this museum in the Alley of Martyrs in Baku is most advisable.
"Government leaders, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic corps acting in our country, guests from foreign countries to Azerbaijan visit the alley. If a museum is established in this area, we will be able to show them major evidences of the genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis over many centuries," MP said.
Mustafa said that there are facts related to the genocide committed by Armenians in 1918 in Guba, and materials which reflect these atrocities. "We will be able to show the world all atrocities committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis collecting these undeniable materials related to the genocide in Khojali and in other regions in one museum" - he said.
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