// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Bosnian Serbs to hold referendum regardless of court ban

Bosnian Serbs to hold referendum regardless of court ban

PanARMENIAN.Net - Defying the country's constitutional court's ban, Bosnian Serbs say they will hold a referendum on a disputed national holiday in their autonomous region, the Associated Press reports.

The September 25 referendum will ask residents of Bosnia's Republika Srpska region whether they agree the 'statehood' day of the Serb mini-state should remain January 9. The Court ruled the date discriminates against Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats since it falls on a Serb Orthodox Christian holiday.

The court banned the referendum Saturday, September 17 but Bosnian Serb prime minister Zeljka Cvijanovic said Monday it will be conducted anyway. Western officials have urged Republika Srpska to cancel the vote as it challenges the rule of law and Bosnia's peace agreement but Russia sided with the Serbs, saying they do have the right to hold the referendum.

 Top stories
Archaeological relics related to the Kingdom of Urartu (860 BC – 590 BC) has recently been found in Anaqizli mount.
On land where once stood a cherished church that Sara Corning may have attended, a statue of her now stands.
The integration program initialed by the countries in early September is designed for a year and a half.
Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia and Azerbaijan, and is expected to be completed in September 2020.
Partner news