Commission suggests making mosque ruins cultural heritage site

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A commission tasked with settling a dispute between Christians and Muslims over the ruins of a mosque in the south of Georgia delivered its recommendations on Thursday, but it is uncertain if this will help solve the two year old conflict. […]

Growing tension between Christians and Muslims in Adigeni

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

Muslims of Mokhe (DFWatch) TBILISI, DFWatch–There is growing tension between the Christian and Muslim communities in the small village Adigeni, west of Akhaltsikhe. The Samtskhe–Javakheti region, where Adigeni village is located, was historically known as Meskheti, after the Muslim Meskhs. […]

Christians and Muslims in Adigeni agree to share cemetery

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

(Samkhretis Karibche.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Muslims and Christians have reached agreement about a cemetery in a village Adigeni, in the south of Georgia, after a tense standoff. The communities agreed to have one common cemetery, which will be separated by a line. Jambul Abuladze, […]

MIA opens investigation into Christian-Muslim cemetery conflict

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

(Samkhretis Karibche.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has launched an investigation into the religious conflict in Adigeni in southern Georgia, where Muslims and Christians disagree about whether to have a separate graveyard for Muslims. The investigation […]

Christians and Muslims in Adigeni exchange insults in cemetery row

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

(Samkhretis Karibche.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Disagreement over a cemetery led to exchange of insults between Muslims and Christians in a village in southern Georgia on Monday. Samkhretis Karibche, a local online newspaper, reported that the locals verbally insulted each other. […]

Two mosques given heritage protection in southern Georgia

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

Sakuneti Mosque (DFWatch) ADIGENI, DFWatch–Two mosques in the south of Georgia were Monday granted cultural heritage status. We went to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region to see how religious minorities are living there. One of the mosques designated as cultural heritage lies in the middle of the village Adigeni. […]