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Uighur Muslims: Indonesian Muslims protest China’s treatment of Uighurs

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  • December 28, 2019
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Uighur Muslims: Indonesian Muslims protest China’s treatment of Uighurs

Part of: GS Prelims 

In news:

  • Nearly  thousand Muslims marched to the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia’s capital  to protest China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims

Value addition For Prelims:

  • Uigurs, are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia.
  • The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
  • China rejects the idea of them being an indigenous group
  • Since 2016, it is estimated that over a million Uyghurs have been detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.(UN)
  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the main feature of the camps is to ensure adherence to Chinese Communist Party ideology.

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