Islamic Scholars in Bangladesh Condemn China’s “Persecution of Uyghur Muslims”

by Uyghur Times
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A group of Islamic scholars in Bangladesh, known as Alems, have expressed their strong opposition to the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China’s so-called Xinjiang (Uyghurstan) province. They condemned the “grave human rights violation” against Uyghur Muslims and protested the atrocities at a recent protest and discussion meeting in Cox’s Bazar on July 14, according to ANI news.

The speakers at the meeting highlighted China’s repression of around 22 lakh Muslims, who have been confined in detention camps for years in the so-called Xinjiang (Uyghurstan). They also mentioned China’s assistance to the Pakistani occupation forces during the 1971 Liberation War.

Furthermore, the scholars criticized the Chinese government for denying entry to human rights defenders, journalists, and UN officials in the so-called Xinjiang (Uyghurstan), where they believe evil acts are being perpetrated.

The scholars expressed concern over China’s efforts to capture the global business corridor and warned that if this trend continues, other countries may face a situation similar to Sri Lanka.

In response to these grave human rights abuses, they called on the United Nations, European Union, and global leaders to impose tougher sanctions on China.

The discussion meeting, chaired by Mufti Osman Chowdhury, the central president of Alem Muktijoddha Projonmo Sangsad, was attended by several esteemed scholars and religious figures.

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