SUMGAIT POGROMS 25TH ANNIV. COMMEMORATED IN INDIA
March 6, 2013 – 19:00 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – On March 4, India’s Kolkata hosted an event
in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Sumgait pogroms, with
Armenian ambassador Ara Hakobyan, senior members of Holy Nazareth
Church board and Armenian community representatives present.
A service to honor the memory of those killed was held in Holy Trinity
Armenian Church, with Ambassador Hakobyan delivering a speech. The
envoy particularly reflected on Artsakh movement, Azeri-led pogroms
targeting the Armenian population in Sumgait, Kirovabad, Baku and
other cities. He slammed the continuation of Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian
policy, namely release and glorification of axe-killer Ramil Safarov.
The event further featured performance of patriotic songs and screening
of a documentary on Sumgait pogroms.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress