Javakhk Expert Warns of Tbilisi’s Renewed Anti-Armenian Fervor

Shirak Torosyan.

YEREVAN (PanArmenian.net)—The government of Georgia has launched a new policy to force Armenians out of Javakhk, warned Armenian parliament member Shirak Torosyan, citing a new plan by Tbilisi to end the teaching of Armenian language and history in Javakhk schools.

Torosyan told a press conference Thursday that Georgian authorities are aiming to eradicate the Armenian language in Javakhk, which a severe violation of national minorities’ rights.

“The anti-Armenian policy of Georgia’s leadership has surpassed all limits,” said Torosyan.

The Javakhk expert also alleged that that Georgian intelligence services have compiled a “blacklist” of teachers of Armenian language and history, especially those who allegedly teach issues of national identity. Torosyan said these teachers are dismissed without cause.

“They [the teachers] are even barred from holding other posts in Georgia,” added Torosyan, emphasizing that such acts are aimed at distorting the national image of Javakheti Armenians.

“Currently, the population of Javakhk is being oppressed at an unprecedented rate, evern surpassing the Soviet era—the Stalin regime,” he said.

Torosyan himself is still prohibited from entering Georgia. “A month ago, the US Embassy in Georgia invited me to participate in a panel discussion on Georgia’s national minorities issues in Tbilisi. However, Georgian authorities refused to allow me entry into the country,” said the parliament member.

Torosyan urged Armenian authorities to continuously address the situation of Javakhk Armenians during all meetings with Georgian authorities.

“Hopefully, the Georgian authorities will finally understand the kind of catastrophic consequences such policies may have for their country,” concluded Torosyan.

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7 Comments

  1. Arn.Sweden. said:

    A SAD DAY FOR ME !!!.

    THE NATIVE HOMECOUNTRY OF THE SWEDISH PEOPLE,
    – EVEN GEORGIA(ASGÅRD) – ,
    BEHAVES AS A FOOL AGAINST HIS ARMENIAN NEIGHBORING BROTHER IN AND ACCORDING TO THE FLESH.

    THE GEORGIANS ARE SPLITTING THE KAUKASUS REGION,
    TO THE BENEFITS OF THE ISLAMIC TURKS,
    AND THEIR PAN -TURKISH DREAMS.

    GOD BEVERE !!!.

    GOD BLESS ARMENIA MY BROTHER ACCORDING TO THE FLESH.

    Arn.Sweden.

  2. J. Derderian said:

    Do you realize that most of the world doe not know what “Javakhk” is or what you are talking about. My understanding is that our friends in Georgia, during WW1, helped Armenia by stealing that area from us like the Turks had done without recourse. Like Karabaugh it is populated by persecuted Armenians that would also like to be part of Armenia again.

  3. Arthur said:

    Georgians are the worst people on the face of this earth. They have no loyalty no humanity. How can we trust a nation that has changed its national religion 6 times from Christianity to Islam. They are worst than Azeri’s because you don’t know what to expect from Georgians.

  4. Fred said:

    Dear Armenians. The time has come to build an all Armenian force. Comprising of all armenians from around the world. We have many interests to defend. Our homeland is being besieged by volchurs. The time has come to awaken the spirit of Tigran the Grate and once again rise up and become a cultural and scientific centre of the world.

    • ArdeVast Atheian said:

      Georgia prides itself of being the homeland of the biggest murderers in the world. Stalin, Peria and a host of other mass murderers of the Soviet regime that gave Communism a bad name. There were Armenians in the politburo to be sure but none of them had their hands washed in blood like those bloodthirsty human monsters of Georgian descent.
      Is it any wander?
      I am seventy yet I am ready to serve in any capacity that authorities deem fit for me to rescue our much suffering brothers in Jhavakhk from their callous modern day oppressors.
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  5. ArdeVast Atheian said:

    Georgia prides itself of being the homeland of the biggest murderers in the world. Stalin, Peria and a host of other mass murderers of the Soviet regime that gave Communism a bad name. There were Armenians in the politburo to be sure but none of them had their hands washed in blood like those bloodthirsty human monsters did.
    Is it any wander now?
    I am seventy years old, yet I am ready to serve in any capacity that authorities deem fit for me to rescue our much suffering brothers in Jhavakhk from their callous modern day oppressors.

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