Discussion in 'China' started by Ray, Aug 11, 2011.
A round up of China's equation with Xinjiang and the Uighurs.
Now let us look at the Islamic world and their championing of Islam the world over, be it Palestine or Kashmir, and their interesting apathy towards the Uighurs who are also Muslim.
1. In Kashmir, the identity of Kashmir has not been changed.
In Xinjiang, it has been changed with Han migration and interestingly, the capital of Xinjiang, Urumchi, is not a Uighur city any more, and instead has a Han Chinese majority!
The Uighurs are being sent elsewhere to China under the guise of providing them occupation, when in reality it is to ensure the Uighurs become a minority in their own land (many having gone to China) as also prevent the Uighurs to become a 'nuisance' in Xinjiang or in Mainland China where they are being sent, since they are a minority there and cannot cause problems.
2. No non Kashmiri can buy land or settle in Kashmir.
In Xinjiang, there has been a concerted move to change the demography wherein Hans are moving in and changing the demography with the aim of wiping out the claim that the land was of the Uighurs.
3. The Uighurs identity, to include their culture, language, religion and traditions are under constant attack and being subtly changed (check Google).
Unless a Uighur knows Mandarin, the cannot get a proper job. All white collar jobs are with the Hans and the blue collar coolie jobs are with the Uighurs, no matter if they have degrees in the Uighur language. This discrimination is a subtle way to force Uighurs to enrol for Mandarin education, wherein they are losing their touch with their own indigenous language.
No such pressure is there in Kashmir!
4. Religious restrictions are being imposed by the Chinese on the Uighurs. Apart from not being allowed to undergo the religious ritual as Muslim during Ramzan, one can Google and check that the Uighurs children are not allowed in the Mosque till they reach 18 year of age.
Also, the Muslim mullahs have to be selected by the Chinese Govt and the sermon they deliver on Friday has to be cleared by the Chinese!
Such restrictions are not there in Kashmir!
Therefore, isn't it surprising that while much song and dance is made by Islamic countries, especially Pakistan, over the issue of Palestine and Kashmir, they are mute, deaf and dumb over the plight of their Uighur Muslim brethren.
Now, that is what is the hypocrisy of the Islamic world!
Islamic world is full of hypocrisy. Why should we look anywhere else but the mid east which through it's organization the OIC has championed the Kashmiri cause over the years for right of self determination but has denied it's own people the same through a democracy to chose it's government.
It is not the Islamic world.
It is the Islamic nations and you are right about that.
They can't even have a common agenda over Palestine!
The Saudis are the worst chameleons who run with the hares and hunt with the hounds!
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