ArmInfo. A serious conflict is brewing between the Prosperous Armenia faction and RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan.
On September 16, during the discussion of the initiative of "Bright Armenia" on distrust of the head of the Ministry of Education, "Prosperous Armenia" announced that it also joins this demand. The activities of the Minister were sharply criticized by both factions, and in his closing speech, Harutyunyan, noting that the new educational standards will teach the <group of Kotayk people> to respect neighbors and the church, to restrain their hormones there will be no more sex crimes in churches. This statement caused a flurry of discontent from the "Brighed Armenia" and shouts from the seats, and at the end of the meeting an emergency briefing was called. During it, MP from the PAP Naira Zohrabyan stated that the minister had crossed the boundaries of correctness, and that the faction considered it unacceptable to insult the residents of Kotayk region.
"There has never been such irrelevance to criticism, under any government. This is aggression against those who express the opposite point of view. No one is obliged to share his opinion regarding the so-called reforms, which have completely failed, "she said, adding that dirty criticism is unacceptable for an official. As it was noted, the PAP intends to seek the resignation of Harutyunyan by all political levers, as well as through street fighting.
To note, in 1979 Gagik Tsarukyan was convicted of rape, which, as the media reported, took place on the territory of the church. Decades later, Tsarukyan was fully acquitted in this case. According to the PPA, this criminal case was initiated by Soviet law enforcement agencies in order to demand 1,500 rubles from the Tsarukyan family.