Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Caucasus Muslims Organization (CMO) head and CIS Interreligious Council co-chair Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade appealed to the world community in connection with the Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.
"In the 20th century, the Azeri people lost tens of thousands of its sons and daughters as a result of the massacres committed by Armenians. Nothing can justify acts of hateful Armenian extremists, who fixed their treacherous eyes on the ancestral lands of Azerbaijan, and committed two massacres of Azeri people and its defenders within a century ," Pashazade's appeal to the world community says.
In March 1918, Stepan Shaumyan's Dashnak-Bolshevik government seized power and launched genocide against the Azerbaijani people. Under the decree signed by National Leader Heydar Aliyev in 1998, March 31 is marked as the Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.
He said that acts of genocide committed with extreme cruelty against the unarmed civilian population, regardless of the children, women and older, accompanied by the destruction of entire villages, towns and settlements, material and spiritual heritage left a deep impression on our people. "Azerbaijan has mass graves of people and the bloody footprints of unimaginable crimes of genocide committed 92 years ago - in 1918. The mass grave recently found in Guba is a good example of this," the message says.
He recalled that the tendency on the recognition of fictitious genocide by the international community, representation of those who committed genocide as "victims of genocide", extremely concerns us. "Our appeals related to the political and legal assessment of Khojali tragedy, which the Azerbaijani people have survived in recent history - in 1992, that we adopted for several years ago is still unsuccessful. Despite all this, we believe that the world will not remain indifferent to the truthful voice of the Azerbaijani people that faced with genocide, will assist in the victory of its just cause and the restoration of historical justice," he said.
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