Only the civilian citizens who were killed or went missing as a result of the Armenian aggression in regions bordering with Armenia and in Garabagh are considered martyrs, APA reports.
This has found its reflection in the “Rules of externalization of martyr title and application of preferences made to martyr families” approved by Decision #10 dated January 15, 1994, of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Based on the decision, beginning from September 27, 2020, along with shelling by the Armenian armed forces of positions of the Azerbaijani Army and residential settlements situated in the frontline zone from various weapons, committed military provocation against the civilian population in Naftalan and Ganja cities situated far from the contact line, dozens of civilian citizens were killed in these residential settlements situated far from Garabagh, while hundreds of citizens were wounded.
The necessity of making a change in relevant legislation has emerged in order to consider civilian citizens who were killed on the aforementioned territories in connection with the existing situation developed in the Republic.
The consideration as a martyr of the civilian citizens who were killed or went missing as a result of the Armenian aggression in regions bordering with Armenia and in Garabagh, as well as the civilian citizens who were killed or went missing as a result of the Armenian military provocation (attack, strike) on other territories of the country has found its reflection in the decision.