Blast at Xinjiang school injures 17, say China media

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  1. ajtr

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    Blast at Xinjiang school injures 17, say China media


    Chinese state media says 17 people, including 12 children, have been hurt in an explosion at a religious school in the restive Xinjiang province.

    The blast took place during a police raid on an "illegal" school on Wednesday, the Global Times reported.

    An overseas rights group told BBC Chinese that paramilitary troops had used tear gas.

    The injured children "suffered mild burns". Police "rescued" another 54 of them, Chinese state media said.

    The authorities said they had received a tip-off from a parent whose child was being held at the Koran teaching centre in Hotan city, located on the fifth floor of a residential building, according to the Global Times report.

    When police arrived at the scene, the suspects lit home-made explosives that sparked a fire, said the report, citing Hou Hanmin, chief of the regional information office.

    A spokesman for the World Uighur Congress, a German-based exile group, said "both sides were involved in a clash" at the school which was teaching the Koran.

    ''Authorities used tear gas causing injuries on both sides," said the group's spokesman Dilxat Raxit.

    Uighur grievances

    Almost half of Xinjiang's residents are Uighurs, Turkic-speaking Muslims with cultural and ethnic links to Central Asia.

    China claims it faces an organised terrorist threat from radical Muslims in Xinjiang, but Uighur activists say citizens are angry at Beijing's heavy-handed rule in the region.

    The Chinese government only permits a small number of licensed religious schools and has recently stepped up a campaign against unlicensed schools in Xinjiang.

    Nine men were sentenced to jail for between six and 15 years last month in Kashgar for charges related to illegal religious teaching, said an Associated Press report.

    Uighur allegations of discrimination and marginalisation have been behind anti-Han Chinese and separatist sentiment in Xinjiang since the 1990s.

    Security has been high in the north-western province since riots in 2009 in the capital Urumqi between Uighurs and Han migrants.

    Nearly 200 people were killed in that unrest, most of them Han, according to officials.

    Further violence broke out in July 2011 and left 32 people dead.
     
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  3. ajtr

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    Does Pakistan militant have anything to do with it?
     
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    No.Not inthis but then if China don stop persecuting muslims then forget pakistan, muslims from all over world will make PRC as battle ground like in Bosnia or in Chechnya.
     
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    Way to go. Come on, get those terrorists going into East Turkestan. That would be quite fun. US and China both will bomb Pakistan. Pakistan will go far beyond stone age!
     
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    Khayali pulav.Instead both are helping to take u down.:p
     
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    What khayali pulav? It's you who are saying you will inflict pain of China continues to persecute the Uighurs.
     
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    How can it be paki militants when actually it were the muslims kids 'going to illegal religious school' attacked.
     
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    As I said in many threads on Uighurs, China has a very repressive policy towards 'foreign' religions i.e. Islam and Christianity.

    One can't blame the Chinese for that because given their history where they have been subjected to humiliation and having their land controlled by foreigners in the last 100 years, they have an aversion towards the foreign religious teachers and their organisation who they feel have subverted China and Chinese ideals.

    Hence, they want strict control over these 'foreign' religion. That is why the sermons are first cleared by the CCP before they can be delivered or the selection of their preachers needing clearance from the CCP.

    So that the youth is not corrupted under the guise of religious teaching, the CCP has forbidden the teaching of Islamic scripture to those below 18 and they are also not allowed to attend religious services in the Mosques.

    To wean away people from religion, the CCP forces Uighur Muslims to eat during Ramzan be they office workers or students, under the threat of losing their jobs or education respectively.

    It is obvious that the Uighurs do not like these restrictions.

    Like the Christians of China who have illegal 'home' chapels, the Muslim too have started this way to keep their religion pure and beyond CCP monitoring.

    This incident is but a fallout of each side wanting to have their own way.

    Unfortunate.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    There maybe spelling and other errors in my post above.

    Can't do anything as the edit facility merely throws up a blue and blank edit page!
     
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    Uighurs goto terrorist camps in Pakistan. That;s the reason why China is pissed with Pak.

    But the Islamists are hypocrites, look at what's happening to the muslims at the hands of China, and they are sitting quiet.
     
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    The Islamic countries to include Pakistan cannot do without China, except to some extent the Shiekdom, who require the US to keep them safe from their own people!
     
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    Or like Pakistan...


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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Chinese are very focused.

    They don't care about international opinion.

    They will butcher all and yet keep smiling! ;)

    So, tread carefully.

    Don't let emotions get the better of you.,
     
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    Chinese madarasa:lol::lol::lol::rofl:
     
  17. huaxia rox

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    why u acting like an indian???u check out if there r security leaks in xinjiang that seperast terrorists may take advantages of but not merely blame others......there r terrorists getting their asses in and out of pakistan...afghanstan and some other cenrtal asia countries....yes....those countries should help us deal with these terrorists and actually pakistan has shared some info with prc although maybe not enough but on the other hand u cant count the exist of your own ass on others so its OUR job to get rid of the terrorists.......only those inpotent countries blame others whenever they get attacked.....

    btw ajtr aint a pakistani and i even doubt if she has an account of PDF or www.-----------....she just acts like an indian and even supports TTP killing pakistani soldiers and innocent people.....how redicular is that....
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    ajtr has been banned here at one time.

    If she is not a Pakistani, then she would surely be a Uighur of China.
     
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    she is not a pakistan borned pakistani....and this was told by indian members here.....according to that member....she married a pakistani husband and shes an indian....of coz after the marriage she may have become a pakistani.....but for me shes not an ordinary pakistani.....shes an indian and should be called rat in real pakistani millitary forums which u guys should be more familiar than me....
     
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    Daily drone attacks are Khayali pulav? :lol:
     
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    China police begin house searches in restive Xinjiang

    Authorities in China's western-most Xinjiang region have launched house-to-house searches after a clash at an Islamic school left 12 children injured, police and a rights group said Tuesday.


    File photo of police in Hetian monitoring the streets of the Muslim town in northwest China's Xinjiang region. Authorities in China's western-most Xinjiang region have launched house-to-house searches after a clash at an Islamic school left 12 children injured, police and a rights group said Tuesday.

    Xinjiang is home to around nine million mainly Muslim Uighurs, many of whom complain of religious and cultural repression by Chinese authorities -- a claim the government denies -- and the region is regularly hit by unrest.

    The US-based Uyghur American Association (UAA) said police were stepping up a crackdown on underground Islamic schools after the June 6 clash in Xinjiang's Hetian city and were threatening to break down doors if locals did not cooperate.

    "According to arrangements made by relevant departments at higher levels, our joint residential police bureaus will be inspecting all buildings in residential and family compounds," a police notice posted in Hetian's Gujiangbage quarter said.

    "If there are families that do not open their doors, and do not cooperate with the inspection, we will force our way in, any resulting consequences will be the responsibility of the residents," photos of the notice obtained by UAA warned.

    Police at the Gujiangbage bureau confirmed the searches when contacted by AFP.

    "Most people are cooperating, but some people are not," one policeman told AFP. "I am not aware of any police forcefully entering homes," he said before abruptly hanging up.

    According to Hetian police, 12 children were injured when "criminal suspects" ignited an incendiary bomb at the illegal Gujiangbage Islamic school as police stormed the building on June 6 to "liberate" the youths.

    Three suspects were arrested, the police said at the time.

    The exiled Uighur community, however, disputed the official version of events, citing sources on the ground as saying police tossed tear gas into the school.

    Xinjiang has been under heavy security since July 2009, when Uighurs launched attacks on Han people -- who make up most of China's population -- in the regional capital Urumqi.

    "The searches in Hotan (Hetian) are consistent with recent examples of the use of force to crack down on peaceful Uighur activities deemed outside of state control," the UAA statement said.
     

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