20 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
News: International concern has been growing about what China is doing to its Uighur population. Reports have emerged of China ‘homogenising’ the Uighurs.
Prelims focus: About Uighurs and their issue with the Chinese govt.
Mains focus: Ethnic conflicts in China and their consequences for the world order.
Around a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims have been bundled into internment camps, where they are allegedly being schooled into giving up their identity and assimilating better in the communist country dominated by the Han Chinese.
China resolutely denies all such allegations, claiming the camps to be ‘educational centres’ where the Uighurs are being cured of “extremist thoughts” and radicalisation, and learning vocational skills.
Why is China targeting the Uighurs?
Xinjiang is technically an autonomous region within China — its largest region, rich in minerals, and sharing borders with eight countries, including India, Pakistan, Russia and Afghanistan.
Source: Indian Express
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