'Victims of genocide committed by Armenians - Baganis Ayrim' book presented at military unit in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Ganja, March 31 / Trend V.Mammadov/
The book titled "
The victims of the genocide committed by Armenians - Baganis Ayrim", written by MP Ganira Pashayeva and editor-in-chief of Sharq (East) newspaper, Akif Ashirli, at a military unit located in Gazakh district of Azerbaijan. The book tells about the facts of genocide committed in the night from 23 to 24 March 1990 by Armenian forces, supported by the Soviet army, in the Baganis Ayrim village of Gazakh.
The event also hosted a presentation of the documentary film "Genocide" about the atrocities committed by Armenian Dashnaks against civilians in Guba district on March 31, 1918. Ganira Pashayeva, who is the chief consultant of the film, said at the event that the presentation of the film to the soldiers will help perpetuate in the memory of the young generation the genocide, provide them with more accurate information.
"Presentation of the book and movie in Gazakh district is related to the location of the district on the border with Armenia," said Pashayeva. According to her, an example of genocide is the events committed in 1990 in the Baganis Ayrim village. A copy of the film was donated to the military unit. The MP said about the preparation of several films about the national heroes.
In March 1918, Stepan Shaumyan's Dashnak-Bolshevik government seized power and launched a genocide against the Azerbaijani people. Roughly 700,000 Azerbaijanis were killed by Armenians over several days beginning March 24, 1918. Armenians also completely destroyed 75 Shamakhi, 122 Guba and 115 Zangazur villages. Under a decree signed by national leader Heydar Aliyev in 1998, March 31 became known as the Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.