Beijing China continues to raise its voice in international forums regarding the fight for human rights, but never obeys itself. This is the reason that now the real face of China on the issue of religious freedom and human rights of minorities has once again surfaced.
China is under constant questioning of the atrocities on Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang province and the United States has taken tough measures against it. But the truth that has come out now is very shocking.
Indeed, an Australian think tank has released a report on Friday. It has been reported in this report that the Chinese government has demolished more than 16 thousand mosques in Xinjiang province. This report also describes how the administration is crushing human rights in that area. On the other hand, none of the churches and Buddhist temples that the think tank has included in the study have been harmed.
More than 1 million Muslims imprisoned
The think tank has reported in its report that more than 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims have been imprisoned in the camp by the Chinese government in the northwestern province. There is a constant pressure from Muslims living in Xinjiang province to give up traditional and religious activities.
According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), about 16,000 mosques have been demolished or damaged in Xinjiang province. The report, prepared by the think tank, is based on satellite images and statistical modelling.
According to the report, most of the mosques have been vandalized within the last three years. It is estimated that 8,500 mosques have been completely demolished so far, while some have domes and minarets just toppled. About 15,500 mosques, including the damaged one, remain in Xinjiang. It is believed that this area has the lowest number of mosques since the national upheaval triggered by the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.
The Chinese government rejected the allegations
Since this report came out, China has rejected all the allegations. China has claimed that citizens have full religious freedom in Xinjiang Province. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the research institute ASPI has no credibility. ASPI continues to generate false reports against China and the same has been done this time. Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that there are currently 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang province.
Let us tell you about the imprisonment of Uygur Muslims in the camps, China has said that it is not a detention center, but these camps are vocational training centers. Here training is given on how to fight against poverty and bigotry, which is necessary.