According to The Asian Age, a group of Alems, or Islamic scholars, in Bangladesh have called for an end to the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.
At a demonstration and discussion conference in Cox’s Bazar on July 14, the Alems, operating under the banner of “Alem Muktijoddha Projonmo Sangsad,” fiercely denounced the crimes committed against Muslims in Xinjiang and called them “grave human rights violations.”
“For years, the Chinese government has oppressed 22 lakh Muslims by imprisoning them in various detention facilities. The speakers were cited by The Asian Age as alleging that China had also helped the Pakistani occupying troops during the 1971 Liberation War.
The Chinese government has been doing heinous deeds in Xinjiang region by denying admission to human rights activists, journalists, and UN representatives, the speakers said.
China is trying to control the international trade route. A Sri Lanka-like crisis can arise in several nations around the nation if this tendency persists, they cautioned.
They requested stronger penalties on China from the European Union, the United Nations, and other world leaders.
Allama Sadruddin Maknun, Dr. Belal Nur Azizi of UCTC University, Yeasin Habib, Mowlana Abdul Jabbar, Enamul Haque Manjur, Mowlana Jahangir Rafique, Mowlana Shoaib, Ruhul Amin Sikder, Khandaker Hamid Ullah, Ridwanul Kabir, Saifullah Chowdhury, Mowlana Omar Faruque
Notably, Beijing has intensified its persecution of Uyghurs under Xi Jinping in recent years, including limiting their freedom of speech, expression, and religion.
According to estimates, in the region of Xinjiang, internment camps have been home to more than a million members of the Uyghur population. According to reports, the inmates endure horrific human rights violations, torture, rape, and forced labor, among other forms of mistreatment.