Sheikh of Caucasus addresses to world community on Genocide Day of Azerbaijanis
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
Head of Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazadeh addressed to the world community in connection with the Genocide Day of Azerbaijanis on March 31, CMO press service told Trend.
"I urge the world community not to remain indifferent to the tragedies of the Azerbaijani people, to give a principled legal assessment to the worst acts of genocide committed by our hostile neighbor against us, to show solidarity with us in a fair resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, to support our fair position," Pashazadeh said in a statement.
Pashazadeh said the world community should know the bitter truth about the genocide of Azerbaijanis.
"The Azerbaijani people suffer both from aggression of the Armenian extremists and from misinformation spread by the Armenian lobby in the world. This country, using the myth of its "historical martyrdom", is trying to justify to the world public the atrocities, massacres, military aggression against Azerbaijan, the occupation. But, unfortunately, in today's world, we are witnessing the fact that not real, but false genocide is recognized.
Although we have made an appeal for the political and legal assessment of Khojaly massacre that occurred in the recent past, in 1992, but they have not yet yielded any results," said Pashazadeh.
The Armenian Dashnaks who seized the power under Stepan Shaumyan's leadership in March 1918 cruelly killed tens of thousands of civilian Azerbaijanis.According to a decree signed in 1998 by Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev, March 31 is marked as Azerbaijani Genocide Day.
According to the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences' Institute of History, about 700,000 people were killed on the territory of Azerbaijan on March 24. About 75 Shamakhi, 122 Guba, 115 Zangazur villages were completely destroyed within a few days.
It was proven that people, whose remains were revealed in a mass grave in Guba region, were killed by Armenians in 1918.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of the Guba memorial complex to the victims of genocide in Guba region December 30 last year. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation prepared a project of the memorial complex to the victims of genocide.