Victims of 1918 March Genocide commemorated at BS
University Rector Abel Maharramov, addressing the event, said that Armenians who have created their own state on the ancient Azerbaijani lands showed aggression against Azerbaijani people throughout history. Maharramov recalled that the international community remains indifferent to the appeals of Muslim states on the elimination of Dashnaktsutiun and other Armenian terrorist organizations. Though this date was forgotten during the Soviet period, a lot of investigations on the tragedies committed on March 31, 1918, were carried out and books were published after Azerbaijan gained its independence.President Heydar Aliyev issued a decree on March 26, 1998 to commemorate March 31 as the Day of Azerbaijanis' Genocide.
Press and Information Department, March 29, 2017