Legislation to neutralize Azerbaijani campaign against Armenians
18 March 05
The National Assembly’s Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)
faction is sponsoring two legislation pieces. While they are related
to different fields, both of them are quite pivotal.
The faction has proposed an amendment to the Law on Holidays and
Commemoration Days, making the February 28 the day of commemorating
the Armenian victims of the massacres in the Azerbaijani towns of
Sumgait, Gandza, Baku as well as in Shahumian and Getashen, and the
day of protecting the rights of massive deportation of the Armenians
“This issue is overdue,” ARF faction secretary Hrair Karapetian says.
Speaking of the importance of the draft, Karapetian noted that
the Armenian parliament has to express its position taking into
account that Azerbaijan has launched a vigorous campaign aimed at
recognition of the so-called Khojalu events a genocide, as well as
pushing legislation — including in international and CIS bodies —
on extremism and separatism.