Tsintsadze: Javakhk will always be a part of Georgia
Well-known Georgian political analyst Soso Tsintsadze expressed confidence that Javakhk will always remain a part of Georgia.
According to "Day.az", Tsintsadze very ironically praised the efforts of some public figures and politicians to declare the necessity for secession of Javakhk. According to him, the region will always be a part of Georgia.
"The Armenians were resettled there later, and documents and manuscripts, showing that, have preserved. Perhaps the Armenian historians will refuse this now? Local Armenians are citizens of Georgia, as I am and many others" - said Tsintsadze.
Recall, that recently Javakhk Armenians Diaspora in Russia told about the pressure on the Armenian community in the region and demanded to declare its national-cultural autonomy.
In their speech, timed to the visit of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to Armenia, Diaspora announced about reprisals against the Armenian activists and made a series of political demands.
In particular: to stop the persecution of the Armenian political activists and annul the so-called "black lists", legally register and decide on the status of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, to return the temples, shrines and monuments to Armenian Apostolic Church, to eliminate discrimination on the basis of language and allow the use of Armenian language to governing bodies of regions densely populated by Armenians.
The Diaspora demands to stop political pressure on the region's inhabitants.
"After the 2008 war the tendency to control social and political life in the Armenian region by the power structures of Georgia appeared. A number of public figures concerned with the Javakhk Armenians was barred from entry to Georgia, there were artificially created various obstacles for transporting of Armenian literature and press to Javakhk. During the 2007-09 period as a result of charging of spurious criminal cases and legal proceedings in absentia dozens of activists of the Javakheti have left their native land.
Javakhk political activist Vaagan Chakhalyan was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment on trumped up charges" - said the representatives of the diaspora.