Srinagar, Jun 1: Expressing serious concern over the plight of Muslims in Uighur China, chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) said the media reports are not only disturbing but alarming also as thousands of Muslims have been imprisoned and made captive for years together in large camps and godowns.
He said Muslims, who should have been united and acted as one, are fragmented in the name of sects, sub sects and geographical boundaries, making themselves an easy prey and a testing species for the deadly weaponry and artilleries of the anti-Muslim forces.
He said although international media is almost silent about what is happening to the Uighur community in China, but whatever little information, trickles down through social media and a few media houses, is not only disturbing but alarming as well. Thousands of Muslims have been imprisoned and made captive for years together in large camps and godowns and are deprived of any humanely treatment, Geelani alleged.
He said that recent reports of ill-treatment of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan is heart wrenching. Muslims are forced to eat and drink during the day time at their workplaces. They are compelled to keep their hotels and eateries open despite their resistance. They are not allowed to perform their religious obligations like Salah and Fasts.Hurriyat chairman said this is the worst form of majoritarian oppression and religious hatred, which is enough to send shockwaves down the spine of every conscious human.
He appealed to government, its opposition and people of Pakistan to use its good offices of the Pak-China friendship to help their brethren out of this suffocating situation. (UNI)