Torchlight procession dedicated to the memory of Armenian Genocide victims, April 23, 2017, Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot.

07 November 2017, 02:17

Indiana officially recognizes Armenian Genocide

Indiana has become the 48th US state that recognized the genocide of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

Earlier, the "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in August, the Armenian Genocide was recognized by Iowa and in May by Texas.

Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana, has issued a proclamation to condemn the destruction of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and Syrians in the Ottoman Empire, the "Sputnik-Armenia" reports with reference to the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

The document emphasizes that the memory of the Armenian Genocide and other genocides helps prevent their recurrence in the future and protect historical memory. In Indiana, the period of November 6-12 is announced to be the "Week of Armenia".

In the United States, only two states Alabama and Mississippi have not yet recognized the Armenian Genocide, the EADaily reports.

The Armenian Genocide is recognized by such states as Argentina, Belgium, Vatican, Greece, Canada, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uruguay, France, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. The authorities of Turkey do not treat mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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