ARMENIAN ORGANIZATIONS DEMANDS INTRODUCTION OF SECOND STATE LANGUAGE
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Tbilisi. March 16 (Prime News)

Virk and Javakhk NGOs operating in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, largely populated with Armenians, demand introduction of the Armenian language with a status of the second state language. The above-mentioned organizations drafted a letter of appeal to the Parliament of Georgia at the meeting in the town of Akhalkalaki on Thursday.

According to them, the major part of the local population is of Armenian origin and must enjoy Armenian record keeping. Besides, the representatives of Birk and Javakhk say that they suffer frequent violations of their rights for their ethnicity.; the Armenians are deprived of an opportunity to work as public officers and they are replaced by the Georgians, who arrive in Samtskhe-Javakheti from other regions, they say.