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Geelani concerned over persecution of Chinese Muslims

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Srinagar: June 01, 2019: Seriously concerned about the plight of Chinese Muslims in Uighur China, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that Muslim Ummah, which should have been united and acted as one, is fragmented in the name of sects, sub sects and geographical boundaries, making themselves an easy prey and a testing species for the deadly weaponry and artilleries of the anti-Muslim forces.

In a statement issued here today, Geelani said, although international media is almost silent about what is happening in Uighur community of China, but whatever little information trickles down through social media and a few media houses, is not only disturbing but alarming as well.

“Thousands of Muslim have been imprisoned and made captive for years together in large camps and godowns. They are deprived of any humanely treatment. They are not allowed to meet their family members. Their families even don’t know why and where their loved ones are detained. Their beards are shaved off and women are not allowed Hijabs,” said Geelani.

He said that recent reports of ill-treatment of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan is heart wrenching. Muslims are forced to eat and drink during the day time at their work places. They are compelled to keep their hotels and eateries open despite their resistance. They are not allowed to perform their religious obligations like Salah and Fasts.

Hurriyat chairman said this is the worst form of oppression and religious hatred, which is enough to send shock waves down the spine of every conscious human.

Hurriyat chairman appealed the world bodies especially United Nation and OIC to take these disturbing reports from Uighur China very seriously and rescue this helpless minority of Muslims.

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