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Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Posted on : 05 Dec 2019

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  • The US Congress has passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, which proposes that America redirect resources to address the mass internment of over 10 lakh Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in China.
  • The Act, which calls for an end to the detaining, torture and harassment of the Uyghur communities in China, was passed by the Senate earlier.
  • The Bill is an important step in countering the totalitarian Chinese government’s widespread and horrific human rights abuses in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

About Uyghur Community:

  • The Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Muslims from the Central Asian region.
  • The largest population lives in China’s autonomous Xinjiang region, in the country’s north-west.
  • The Uyghurs are one of the most persecuted Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, including the Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kyrgyz and Hui.
  • The region’s name suggests the Uyghurs have autonomy and self-governance. But similar to Tibet, Xinjiang is a tightly controlled region of China.
  • Many Uyghur communities also live in countries neighboring China, such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. An estimated 3,000 Uyghurs live in Australia.

Article Related Questions

  1. “Uyghur Community” which was recently in news belongs to which country?

  2. 1.Myanmar

    2.China

    3.Pakistan

    4.Afghanistan

    Right Ans : China

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