Baku, 31 March 2023 (TDI): The Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis occurs on 31 March, and is one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history.

This day emphasizes the value of mourning the genocide victims and preserving this awful period in social justice legacy.

It acknowledged the concerted strategy to acquire its dignity and national pride. Furthermore, it is a constant reminder that the Azerbaijani people still seek reparation and compensation for the victims.

It has been 105 years since Armenian Dashnaks and Bolsheviks committed genocide against Azerbaijanis. They killed approximately 20,000 innocent people, including older people, women, and children.

The genocide approach did not stop in Baku; it extended to other regions of Azerbaijan.

Areas including Shamakhi, Guba, Lankaran, Mughan, and Karabakh, where thousands of innocent Azerbaijanis were brutally murdered, and their towns were burned down.

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Despite Soviet efforts to erase this heinous event, the Azerbaijani nation has never forgotten the genocide.

In 1919, the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic established a Special Investigative Commission to record the atrocities committed during the genocide.

President Heydar Aliyev designated 31 March as “the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis” in 1998. After Azerbaijan’s independence, numerous books and publications shed light on 31 March 1918.

These creations remind people of the atrocities executed against the Azerbaijani people and the demand for accountability and justice.

The nation strives hard to preserve the memory of the genocide through countless books, documentaries, and exhibitions to provide irrelevant facts so that the world can realize the horrors of genocide.

The Azerbaijani people seek to increase awareness of the genocide’s devastation. They hope the international community will recognize the massacre’s aftermath.

They urged the international community to support Azerbaijan by identifying the genocide as a crime against humanity.

Recognizing and admitting the offenses executed against the Azerbaijani people is crucial to prevent similar acts of violence from occurring again.

Various remembrance ceremonies occur worldwide to express the international community’s solidarity with Azerbaijan. These rituals also illustrate strong reflections of the long-lasting effects of criticism for genocide.

The Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis is a solemn memorial for the Azerbaijani people, commemorating the atrocities against them during the genocide.

Those who died in this catastrophe deserve our honor and acknowledgment. It is our responsibility to eliminate the possibility of genocide and to foster mutual respect, tolerance, and global harmony.