Why dont you read some other news about Javakheti??
Its the Georgians as well.
Armenian MP about Samtskhe-Javakheti events: violation of national minorities’ rights leads to revolt
Social and political situation in the Armenian-populated region of Georgia Samtskhe-Javakheti is extremely unstable. Use of brute force by the Georgian authorities lead to severe resistance of region's residents, as a REGNUM correspondent was told by Head of parliamentary faction of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutiun Levon Mkrtchyan.
Commenting on the incident of December 11 near the custom office at the border between Georgia and Armenia, Levon Mkrtchan noted that the Georgian side was accountable for it because it had not created any clear strategy of cooperation with national minorities. “Problem of Samtskhe-Javakheti plays a serious role in the Georgian-Armenian relations. Without questioning the Georgian national unity, it's clear that Javakheti must keep its national, Armenian identity. Georgia, which goes on the way of democracy, must understand it. Violation of national minorities rights leads to revolt,” stated Levon Mkrtchan.
On December 11, an incident occurred in the Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. The reason was a recent dismissal of all the ethnic Armenians from the customs office near the village of Zhdanovakan at the Armenian-Georgian border. They were replaced by Georgian custom officers from other regions of Georgia. Hundreds of local residents rallied near the custom and border stations at the border of Georgia and Armenia. . They appealed to the Samtskhe-Javakheti governor asking to come to the scene and investigate the situation. However, after the governor declined to come, a quarrel of the residents with the Georgian custom officials and frontier guards occurred. As a result, the Georgian officers had to live the check-points that were then partially destroyed. However, a group of the civilians then came to the Armenian check-point which was also damaged. Local residents explained their actions by the fact that along with the hard economic situation and unbearable conditions of life, the region is in reality half-blockaded and actions of the custom officials at the Georgian as well as at the Armenian border make the situation even worse.
Akhalkalak, December 27, 2005
DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE "UNITED JAVAKHK" ON THE ACTIVITY OF AHALKALAK BRANCH OF TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY AFTER IVANE DZHAVAHISHVILI
The Democratic Alliance "United Javakhk", considering itself responsible for protection of stability and overcoming of ethnic tension imported from outside by some destructive political forces, wants to call the attention of Georgian, Armenian and international community on the activity of Ahalkalak branch of Tbilisi State University after Ivane Javakhishvili.
In 2002, declaring a desire to develop the educational system on periphery and solving the problem of preparation of Georgian speaking local civil servants in Javakhk, the Georgian authorities, have opened a branch of Tbilisi State University in Ahalkalak.
Unfortunately, the branch of the University, designed to become one of the main elements of Javakhk's educational system and important integrational factor, has turned into to the next mechanism of changing the demographic situation in Javakhk to the detriment of Armenian majority and center of tension in the region.
In the first academic year, the 60% of students were the local Armenians and the remaining 40% were Georgians from Javakhk, Samtskhe and other adjacent regions. In 2005, 80 persons have entered to the university. Only four of them are natives from Javakhk, two Armenians and two Georgians. The other 76 students are of Georgian nationality, which have arrived from the other regions of Georgia.
The Georgian students from the other regions of Georgia get scholarships in 100-150 lari (about $75) from "charitable" funds. This sum is enormous by the local standards. They receive free accommodation and daily food; the funds for heating of the leased apartments are allocated. Good job positions are guaranteed to all Georgians, who, after the graduation of the university, will express a wish to stay to work in Javakhk. All Georgians, who will create family and choose Javakhk as a permanent place of residence will receive free dwelling.
The above mentioned facts, as well as the opening of the orphanage for children of Georgian origin in Ninotsminda confirm the suggestion that the Georgian authorities started the realization of the state program aimed at changing of the demographic situation in Javakhk. This program is in contradiction with international laws on protection of the rights of national minorities.
Democratic alliance "United Javakhk" will attentively monitor the situation and firmly stand on guard of the interests and civil rights of the Armenian population of Javakhk. All attempts to wipe out and displace the Armenian population of Javakhk, infringe upon the rights and national dignity of Armenians of Javakhk, will be suppressed within the framework of Georgian legislation, as well as according to the norms of the international law.