An online event entitled “The unforgettable tragedy” dedicated to March 31 – the Day of the Azerbaijani Genocide took place at Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU).
The event was attended by the faculty members and students of the university. First, the memory of the victims of the genocide was honored with a minute of silence. Speaking at the event, Rector Vilayat Valiyev mentioned that the mass extermination of Azerbaijanis and their expulsion from their native lands is one of the bloodiest pages in the history of the twentieth century. Rector noted that the main purpose of the mass murders committed by Dashnak-Bolshevik formations in March-April 1918 in Baku, Shamakhi, Guba and other regions was to wipe out the Azerbaijanis as a people from the face of the earth, to seize their historical lands.
Thousands of people were killed during this genocide. Despite the proclamation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in May 1918, Baku and the surrounding areas were still under Armenian-Bolshevik occupation. The Caucasian Islamic Army led by Nuru Pasha played a special role in the liberation of Baku from the Bolshevik military formations, foreign invaders and Dashnak bandits. Along with the Ottoman soldiers, Azerbaijani soldiers also served in the Caucasian Islamic Army. In these battles, hundreds of Ottoman and Azerbaijani soldiers became martyrs. On March 26, 1998 the adequate political assessment was given to these horrific events by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On the Genocide of Azerbaijanis”, signed by National Leader Heydar Aliyev.
Then, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Ph.D. Sabina Almammadova, made a presentation on the topic “Hypocrisy of Armenians with their own language” followed by the report on the topic “The March genocide as an indicator of the Armenian character and hatred towards Muslim Turks” made by a professor of the Department of Humanities, Shikar Gasimov.
The event featured a video clip of the AzTU television studio dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Azerbaijani genocide on March 31 along with the poems performed by students.
Source: Azerbaijan Technical University