YEREVAN, APRIL 7. ARMINFO. The whole nation should fight against the religious sect “Witnesses of Jehovah” who tear down the national ideology in Armenia. Leader of the party “Mek azg” Gor Tamazian declared during the press conference in Yerevan.
Referring to official data, he informed that there are about 20,000 representatives of this sect, though according to non-official data their number reaches 70,000. Armenia ranks the second among the CIS countries regarding the number of registered representatives of the sect “Witnesses of Jehovah”, the leader of the party mentioned. Tamazian stressed that the actions of this sect and their agitation negatively influences the spirituality and mentality of involved persons.
State bodies and the Armenian Apostolic Church show inactivity in the issue of prohibition of the activities of this sect and other sects which act in the country. Tamazian declared that on behalf of the party and Armenian Nationalist front appeals the wide society and representatives of the of the power to amalgamate in the joint struggle and legally to defend the country from “false” spirituality and sectarianism. Tamazian mentioned that on Apr 18 the members of the parties, which form the Armenian nationalist front, will organized a procession along the streets of the capital with slogans against the sectarianism, in particular, against the official registration of the sect “Witnesses of Jehovah”.