Türkiyede Xelqaraliq Balilar Bayrimi Paaliyitige Uyghur Ösmürlermu Qatnashti

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Xelqaraliq balilar bayrimi paaliyitige qatnashqan uyghur ösmürler. 2016-Yili 23-Aprél, türkiye.

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Türkiye kojaeli sheherlik hökümetning uyushturushi bilen bu yil 8-Nöwetliki ötküzülgen 23-Aprél xelqaraliq balilar bayrimi, telim-Terbiye we tentene qilish paaliyitige 41 dölet we rayondin ösmür balilar qatnashqan bolup, uyghur ösmürlerge wakaliten istanbuldin 25 uyghur ösmür qatnashti.

Qollirida «sherqiy türkistan» bayraqliri we uyghur chimen doppa, milliyche kiyimliri bilen paaliyetke qatnashqan uyghur ösmürler kishilerning alahide diqqitini tarqatti. Uyghur diyaridin türkiyege kélip olturaqlashqan uyghur aililerning pezentliridin 25 uyghur ösmür paaliyet ötküzülidighan sheherge yétip bérishi bilen, kojaeli dérinji nahiyisidiki hamit özdagh imam xatip toluqsiz ottura mektepte kojaeli sheherlik hökümet mesulliri, mektep mudiri we oqughuchilar teripidin qizghin kütüwélindi.

3 Kün dawam qilidighan bu paaliyet jeryanida méhman ösmürler türkiyilik aililer bilen munasiwet ornitish we qérindashliq rishti baghlash meqsette her bir türk ailige bir qanchidin méhman ösmürler orunlashturuldi.

Paaliyette uyghur ösmürler uyghur sama usuli teqdim qildi. Qollirida ay yultuzluq kök bayraqni kötürüp milliy kiyimliri bilen yürüsh qildi. Sheher bashliqliri we mektep mudirlirini ziyaret qilip, ay yultuzluq bayraq hediye qildi.

Biz bu paaliyet toghrisida téximu köp melumatqa érishish üchün uyghur ösmürlerge yétekchilik qilip paaliyetke qatnishiwatqan« sherqiy türkistan maarip we hemkarliq jemiyiti» ayallar bölümi mesuli munewwer özuyghurxanim bilen söhbet élip barduq.

Bérlinda Chaqirilghan Uyghurlar Musapirlar Mesilisi Xelqara Ilmiy Muhakime Yighini Ghelibilik Ayaqlashti

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Bérlinda chaqirilghan uyghurlar musapirlar mesilisi xelqara ilmiy muhakime yighinidin bir körünüsh

RFA/Haji Qutluq Qadiri

25 – Apréldin bashlap bérlinda chaqirilghan uyghur musapirlar mesilisi xelqara yighini 26 – Aprél ghelibilik axirlashti.

Ikkinchi künige qedem qoyghan xelqaraliq ilmiy muhakime yighini 26 – Aprél etigen yawropa sherqiy türkistan birliki teshkilatining reisi eniwerjanning riyasetchilikide bashlandi.

Yighinning etigenlik programmisida xeter astidiki milletler teshkilatining wekili ilariya «xelqara qanundiki qayturup bermeslik we qayturup bérishning aldini élish prinsipliri ehdinamisige imza qoymighan döletlerge bir nezer», türkiye fatih uniwérsitéti mutexessisi doktor mettursun beydulla «uyghur kimliki we muhajirette kimlikni saqlap qilish heqqide izdinish», türkiye hajettepe uniwérsitéti mutexessisi doktor erkin ekrem«zamaniwiy uyghur kimliki we uni qoghdash>» qatarliq témilarda maqalilirini oqup öttiwe bu heqte qismen mulahiziler élip bérildi. Ziyaritimizni qobul qilghan doktor erkin ekrem bu heqte qisqiche toxtaldi.

Yighining kéyinki programmilirida xeter astidiki milletler teshkilatining wekili xannoning «musapir uyghurlarning xitaygha qayturup bérilishini toxtitish we sherqiy türkistandiki uyghurlargha yardem qilish» namliq maqalisi, amérikidiki uyghur kishilik hoquq tetqiqat orgining mudiri alim séyitofning «ötmüshtin élinghan achchiq sawaqlar we uyghur musapirlirigha yardem béridighan paydiliq istratégiyeler» namliq maqalisi, yawropa chégraliri uyushmisining wekili haraldning «gérmaniye we yawropa birlikining panahliq we köchmenler siyasiti» namliq maqaller oqup ötülüp bu heqte bezi bir pikirler otturigha qoyuldi.

Yighinning ikkinchi künidiki uyghur musapirlar mesilisi heqqide oqup ötülgen barliq maqalilerge yighin ehli birdek pikir qatnashturup özlirining nöwettiki uyghur musapirlar mesilisige bolghan qarashlirini otturigha qoyup ötti.

Bügünki yighinda yene dunya uyghur qurultiyi teshwiqat merkizining mudiri perhat muhemmidi özining uyghur musapirlar mesilisi toghrisidiki tetqiqat maqalisini oqup keng yighin ehlining alqishigha érishti.

Biz yighindin kéyin bu qétimqi yighin heqqide bezi bir qarashlargha ige bolush üchün bir qisim yighin ehli bilen söhbet élip barduq.

Aldi bilen ziyaritimizni qobul qilghan amérika démokratiyeni ilgiri sürüsh fondining muawin reisi luyisa xanim özining qarashlirini bayan qilip:«men sözümni yighinchaqlap éytsam,uyghur musapirlar mesilisini hel qilish üchün heriket élip bérishimiz we uyghurlarning öz yurtlirida bixeter yashishigha kapaletlik qilishimiz kérek» dédi.

Dunya uyghur qurultiyi ijraiye komitétining mudiri dolqun eysa bu qétimqi yighinning ehmiyiti heqqide toxtaldi. Yighingha ishtirak qiliwatqan london uyghur ansambilining naxshichisi rehime yighin heqqide toxtaldi.

Bérlinda chaqirilghan bu qétimqi uyghur musapirlar mesilisi toghrisidiki xelqaraliq ilmiy muhakime yighinining yépilish murasimida dunya uyghur qurultiyining reisi rabiye qadir xanim uyghur mesilisini qollap kéliwatqan chetellik mutexessislerge uyghur doppisini teqdim qildi.

Yighin chüshtin kéyin saet beshte ghelibilik axirlashti.

Yuqiriqi awaz ulinishidin tepsilatini anglang.

ÇİN,AKSU’DA AYNİ AİLEDEN BİR KİŞİYİ İDAM, 6 KEŞİYİ İSE 64 YIL HAPİS CEZASINA ÇARPTIRDI

Uçturfan

 

Uygur Haber ve Araştırma Merkezi(UYHAM)
Komünist  Çin, işgali  altındaki Doğu Türkistan’da  yaşayan  Müslüman Uygur Türklerinin  bir an önce  toptan imhasını gerçekleştirmek için bahaneler,sebepler ve gerekçeler uydurarak kolektif asimilasyon ve soykırım uygulamalarının şiddetini arttırarak sürdürüyor.

İşgalcı Çin’in Doğu Türkistan,Tibet ve diğer Çinli olmayan ve azınlık olarak adlandırdığı halklara karşı uyguladığı insanlık dışı soykırım uygulamalarını egemen ve küresel güçler görmüyor,duymuyor ve hiç bir tepki de vermiyor.Bu tepkisizlik ve göz yumma ve çifte standartlı riyakar tutum,Çin’in bu sinisi yok etme uygulamalarını engelsizce  icra etmelerine yol açıyor. İnsan hakları ve demokrasi gibi evrensel kavramaları  işine geldiğinde   kullanmaya çalışan ve istismar eden küresel güçlerin  Çin’in bu cinayetlerine  hiç bir tepki vermeden göz yumması  onların  soykırım uygulamalarında   adeta Çin’in  ortakları haline getiriyor.


İşgalcı Çin’in bu  katliam ve  soykırım  uygulamalarının son örneği Kırgizistan’a komşu Aksu vilayeti’nin Unsu ilçesinde gerçekleştirdiği bildirildi.
Özgür Asya Radyosu muhabirlerinin Çağrak 2.kent Güvenlik(Amanlık Saklaş) Müdüründen telefonla aldığı bilgilere göre Aksu Vilayetinin .Unsu İlçesinin Çağrak Kenti’nde oturan Moniyaz Ailesinden şimdiye kadar toplam  6 erkek ve bir kız olmak üzere toplam 7 kişi tutuklanmıştır.Bunlardan birisi idam(a diğer 6 kişi ise,toplam 64 yıl hapse mahkum edildiği  kanıtlandı.

ئونسۇ چاغراقتا مۇنىياز ئائىلىسىدىن بىر قېرىنداش ئېتىلغان، 5 قېرىنداش ۋە بىر كۈيئوغۇل كېسىلگەن
1.- Abdullah Moniyaz : Kardeşlerden en büyüğü . 1997 yılında Urumçi’de meydana gelen Halk Otobüsünün bombalanması eylemine karışııtığı iddiası ile idam cezasına çarptırılmış ve derhal infaz edilmiştir.
2.- Vietnam’a kaçak yollardan giderek Hicret Suçu işledikleri ve bu ülke polisince yakalanarak Eylül 2013’de toplam 9 kişi ile birlikte Çin’e iade edilen Yasin Moniyaz 17 yıl, Abdulvahit Moniyaz ise 13 yıl
3._ Diğer 2 kardeş “Etnik Kin ve Nefreti Körüklemek” suçu işledikleri iddiası ile ; Akniyaz Moniyaz 11 yıl ,Abdurresul Moniyaz ile Abdulhekim Moniyaz ise,9’er yıl
4.- Ailenin tek kızı olan Ayşemgül Moniyaz ve eşi Emin Abdurrahim “Hicretçi” lere hicret etmeleri için para topladıkları ve bu suretle Hicret suçuna iştirak ettikleri  iddiası  ile 3’er yıl hapis cezasına çarptırılmış olup,Ayşemgül Moniyaz’in tutukluluk süresi  hapis cezasına sayılarak tahliye edildiği belirtildi.
Çin Kamu Güvenliği Bakanlığı kurumsal internet sitesi’nde yayınlanan “1996-2000 Yılları Arasında İşlenen Büyük Cinayetler ve Onların  Dosyaları” adlı belge’de de Abdullah Moniyaz’in 25 Şubat 1997’de Urumçi’de bombalanan Halk Otobüsü olayına karıştığı için idam cezasına çarptırıldığı ve infaz edildiği bilgisi yer alıyor.
Söz konusu raporda 25 Şubat 1997’de Urumçi’de 3 halk otobüsü aynı anda bomba ile patlatılmış olup,patlamalarda 9 kişi ölmüş ve 68 kişi çeşitli yerlerinden yaralandığı bilgisine de yer veriliyor.
Uzmanlar ; eldeki bütün bu bilgilere göre Moniyaz ailesinden bir kişinin bombalama olayı ile bağlantılı olarak idama mahkum edilmesinden sonra aynı aileninin bütün fertlerinin çeşitli ağır hapis cezalarına çarptrılmasını uluslararası hukuk ve temel adalet kurallarına aykırı olduğunu belirtiyorlar. ıAileden bir kişi’nin işlediği iddia edilen  bir suçtan  idam edilen bir üyesinden dolayı  bütün bir aile üyelerinin  tam bir toptan    cezalandırılması yöntemi  Faşist Almanyası’nın Yahudi ulusuna  reva gördüğü kollektif  cezalandırmanın bir örneği olduğu hususuunda birleşiyorlar.

 

 

ÇİN,AKSU’DA AYNİ AİLEDEN BİR KİŞİYİ İDAM, 6 KEŞİYİ İSE 64 YIL HAPİS CEZASINA ÇARPTIRDI.

Family of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Faces Severe Hardship, Social Isolation

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Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA’s Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

RFA

The wife of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti is facing extreme hardship and increasing isolation as she struggles to raise the couple’s young sons in Beijing, she told RFA.

Guzelnur has been left with scant income to care for the couple’s young sons in Beijing while her husband serves a life sentence for “separatism,” she said.

“Sometimes I get financial help from friends or relatives, but they’ve got their own kids too, and their own expenses to meet,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

“I make 3,500 yuan (U.S.$540) a month, and the nursery fees for my youngest are 1,200 yuan a month, while it costs 300 yuan a month for my eldest just to eat lunch in school,” she said.

“Sometimes a friend called Huang helps out by buying the kids some clothes, but he has his own family too.”

Guzelnur said she has also asked Tibetan poet and writer Woeser for help when things get tough.

She said she is unable to take time out from her children’s routine to visit her husband, who is serving his time in the remote northwestern Xinjiang region in spite of having made a life in Beijing.

Life sentence

Tohti, a former professor at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on a charge of “separatism” by the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court in Xinjiang on Sept. 23, 2014.

Asked if she visits her husband, Guzelnur said: “There is nobody to take care of the kids, and I am busy doing it.”

She said authorities at Urumqi’s No. 1 Prison, where Tohti is being held, are refusing to allow any items to be delivered to him by visitors, including clothing.

But she said the family has plans to travel back to the region during the summer holidays.

“I will be back at my parental home for those two months,” Guzelnur said.

Socially isolated

Beijing-based rights activist and family friend Hu Jia said Guzelnur has also become socially isolated since Tohti’s incarceration, as many of the couple’s former friends have withdrawn contact for fear of political reprisals.

“Guzelnur and the two kids have been living a very lonely life in Beijing since Ilham Tohti was detained,” Hu said in an interview on Tuesday.

“The Uyghurs who live here don’t dare have anything to do with them because they are afraid, and they are in economic hardship too,” he said.

Hu said Tohti, who was jailed over content posted on his UighurOnline website, is currently serving the longest sentence handed down to a political prisoner in China.

“His kids only get to visit him once a year, during the summer vacation,” Hu said. “I call on the international community to show more concern and support for his family and the hardship they face.”

Asked if she had considered leaving the country, or sending her children overseas to study, like the families of a number of other jailed dissidents, Guzelnur said none of the family has a current passport.

“None of us has a passport, and we don’t even have a household registration here in Beijing; it’s back in [Xinjiang],” she said. “We haven’t managed to get it transferred yet.”

“It’s too hard for us to get a passport [in Xinjiang].”

Migration controls

China’s nationwide “hukou,” or household registration system, gives families access to local services like education and health care, while unregistered people in China are excluded from social subsistence and health care reimbursement schemes, and are vulnerable to official harassment and fines.

Throughout most of China’s larger cities, migration is strictly monitored, and only arrivals with advanced degrees or special skills are able to qualify for a transfer of their “hukou” registration card.

While the government recently eased restrictions on household registration in Xinjiang, critics said the move was aimed at promoting ethnic majority Han Chinese resettlement to the area, with the mostly Muslim ethnic minority Uyghurs subject to a much more stringent application process.

Uyghurs and members of other non-Han Chinese groups in Xinjiang face huge barriers to applying for passports, and those who already hold them have been ordered in some regions to hand them in to police stations.

China has been keen to portray its Uyghur population as potential terrorists after a wave of violent incidents hit the region following a crackdown on deadly ethnic riots in Urumqi in July 2009.

Many Uyghurs try to leave China illegally, saying they are fleeing systematic persecution by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, which then puts strong diplomatic pressure on neighboring countries to return the fugitives to China rather than treating them as refugees.

Reported by Qiao Long for RFA’s Mandarin Service. Translated and written in English by Luisetta Mudie.

Jangha Zamin Jahalet We Milletning Chiqish Yoli!

 

Uyghuristan Republik

 

Jahalet awal milletning andin dinning, medeniyetning we iqtisadning düshminidur!Jahalet ikki xil bolidu.Biri bilim dunyasidiki nadanliq, ikkinchisi nadanliq dunyasidiki bilimsizlik.Bu ikkisi milletning chüshkünlishishi, dinning xarap bolishi we iqtisadning weyran bolishini keltürüp chiqiridu.

Düshmen millitimizni zawalliqqa yüzlendürüshte birge bolsa arimizdin chiqqan atist ziyalilar yene birge bolsa arimizdin chiqqan radikal dinchilardin qattiq ustiliq bilen paydilinip ketti. Köz yéshi derya bolup aqti, tökülgen qanlar déngizgha aylandi.

Ichkiy tashqiy düshmenler millitimizni xarap qilishta mekkarliq bilen hemkarlishiwatidu.Atalmish ziyalilarning diniy sapasining kam bolushi, atalmish diniy ölimalarning diniy heqiqetlerni emeliy hayatqa toghra tedbiqlap kételmesligi keyinki ikki esirdin béri millitimizning halini qoymidi.Érqiy we kultural qirghinchiliq tüpeylidin neslimiz topidek sorulup kétiwatidu.

Millitimiz kallisini qattiq silkiwitishi, dost bilen düshmenni periq etishi lazim! Düshmen bir milletni yoqutishqa orunghanda eng qimmetlik qediriyetliridin yeni ziyaliliridin, dindarliridin we puldarliridin nuxsan tépip, nuxsanlarni bolishigha köptürüp, andin namratlarni aldap, shu xeliqning orisini, yene eshu xeliqning qoli bilen qazidu!

Namratlar bir milletning ichidiki yara bolup, düshmenler awal ularni setiwalidu, shunga maddiy we meniwiy yoqsullargha ige chiqmighan millet meniwiyiti kesel bir millet bolup, düshmenning ayaq-astida cheylinishtin qurtulalmaydu!

Bir milletni qurtuldurushtin awal namratlar sinipigha saghlam bolghan köz-qulaq urnutush lazim! Namratlarni toydurush, namratlarning qelbini elimning nuri bilen yorutush bir millet/dewletning hayatliq buliqidur!

Herqandaq ishni chekidin ashuriwetish paydadin köprek ziyan élip kélidu.Ottura yol tutush eng toghra chare bolup, milliy, siyasiy we kultural tereptin özimizni qoghdap qelishta paydiliqtur!

Milletning serxilliri zamanning tengshekni yaxshi tutalmisa millet/dewlet gumran bolidu! Millitimizni, medeniyitimizni we dinimizni qoghdap qalayli deydikenmiz dunya weziyitini, rayon weziyitini we milliy weziyitimizni toghra analiz qilip, milletning aliy menpetlirige uyghun halda sotsiyal ehkamlar we qayide-yosunlarni dewir rohigha uyghun bekitishimiz lazim!(K.A)

25.04.2016 Gérmaniye

China fumes after India issues visa to Uyghur ‘terrorist’

  • Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Beijing
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  • Updated: Apr 23, 2016 15:53 IST
China is angered over India’s decision to issue a visa to Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa, who Beijing has branded a terrorist. (Photo Courtesy: Dolkun Isa’s Twitter handle)

Beijing has reacted angrily after India granted a visa to a Germany-based Uyghur activist, branded a terrorist by the Chinese government, to attend a conference on democracy in Dharamsala later this month.

Munich-based Dolkun Isa, from the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), has been accused of terrorism and conspiracy to kill people in Xinjiang in China’s remote northwest. The WUC is a grouping of the Uyghur community outside China.

The moves comes against the backdrop of China blocking an Indian bid to sanction Pakistan-based Masood Azhar, the head of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed, at the UN Security Council. China imposed a “technical hold” on the move, saying more information is needed on the matter.

“Dolkun Isa is a terrorist on red notice of Interpol and the Chinese police. Bringing him to justice is a due obligation of relevant countries,” China’s foreign ministry told Hindustan Times in an emailed response late on Thursday.

Read: China: Exiled Uyghurs demand probe into 2009 ethnic riots

The brief reaction was couched in diplomatic language but reflected Beijing’s anger.

The conference to which Dolkun Isa has been invited will be held between April 28 and May 1at Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and this has added to Beijing’s unease.

Exiled Chinese activists from around the world will gather to discuss democratic transition in China. Dharamsala-based Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, labelled a “separatist” and “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” by China, is expected to address the meet.

The conference is being organised by US-based Citizen Power for China, which is led by Yang Jianli, who was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Munich-based Dolkun Isa, who was granted asylum by Germany in the late 1990s, confirmed to Hindustan Times on email that he had received an electronic visa from India and is looking forward to his first visit to the country.

“Yes, I am invited one of the conference in Dharamsala which will be held between 28 April and May 1. I am planning to go, so I have got the electronic visa for India,” he said.

“I really want to visit India because I have never been (to) India,” he said. “India is one of my dream (countries) to visit.”

Read :‘Policies in Xinjiang brutal, cause trauma among Uyghurs’

The Xinjiang region has seen rioting and frequent violence between the local Uyghur population and government forces. Exiled Uyghur activists say the violence is a result of Beijing’s hardline policies and a reaction to the government’s efforts to subsume the unique local culture.

Dolkun said India and East Turkistan – the historical name of the region that China says separatist Uyghurs from Xinjiang are fighting for – had good relations.

“I would like to enjoy Indian culture. East Turkistan and India had a long and very good relationship in the history. Uyghurs love India’s people,” he said.

Talking about India and China, Dolkun said: “India is the world’s largest democratic nation and second big population after China. But China is still under totalitarianism rule. India has the responsibility to teach democracy to China.”

Dolkun acknowledged he has to be careful about his travel plans because of the Interpol notice against him.

“The Chinese government has made me an accused with Interpol and my name is on red (corner) notice. Because of this, I have faced troubles in some countries’ immigration. I was detained at the border of some countries. I have to be careful about travelling except in the European Union,” he said.

World Uyghur Congress spokesperson Dilxat Raxit said he hoped the Indian government was following the situation of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and would voice its “solidarity with their fight for justice”.

The controversy comes at a time when top Indian leaders, including external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, have raised the issue of China blocking India’s bid to sanction Masood Azhar at the UN.

The new row, coupled with the question of Azhar, could cast a shadow on President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to China in late May.

 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/china-seething-after-india-issues-visa-to-uyghur-terrorist/story-uKjeZnyrRaRCkmBHxIwxaJ.html

China sitting on a tinderbox in Uyghuristan

China sitting on a tinderbox in Uyghuristan (NOT Xinjiang!)

 

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It is the forbidden lands of Xinjiang that test the Chinese regime’s stranglehold over the global Pan-Islamic wave of puritanical militancy and secessionist tendencies

 

Uyghur traders at a Sunday livestock market in Kashgar, Xinjiang. In the province, the majority Uyghurs (46.4%) aggressively jostle with Han (39%) to practise, preserve and perpetuate the Uyghur identity and relevance. Photo: Thinkstock

 

 

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China has been a cradle of religio-cultural diversities that were historically tolerated by the various ruling dynasties who claimed the ‘mandate of heavens’ to shape the overarching traditions, philosophies and cultures as opposed to the rigidity of a formal and definitive religion. However, since the Communist Party of China’s reign in 1949, Mao Zedong initially suppressed all expressions of societal religiosity, only to see a certain liberal acceptance of religious autonomy in recent times, as long as it didn’t conflict with regime survival.

Amidst a total population base of 1.4 billion, an estimated 1.7 to 2 per cent are of the Islamic faith (approximately 25 million). In addition to the majority Han population (91.6%), the Chinese government officially recognises 55 ethnic minorities (8.4% of population), of whom 10 are predominantly Sunni Muslims. Old manuscripts claim the advent of Islam to the 620s when Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, uncle of the Islamic Prophet, supposedly came to China on a mission and established the Huaisheng Mosque, over 1,300 year ago.

Broadly speaking, there are two distinct groups of Islamic adherents in China – the majority Hui people (who are similar to the majority Han Chinese in terms of ethnic-lingual profiles, spread across China) and the more restive Turkic ethnicity based Uyghurs, who are concentrated around the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Interestingly, official Chinese cartography encompasses the Indian territory of Aksai Chin, within the Xinjiang Autonomous region – affording it borders with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Russia. Within the cauldron of Xinjiang, the majority Uyghurs (46.4% of population) aggressively jostle with Han (39% of population) to practise, preserve and perpetuate the Uyghur identity and relevance.

It is the forbidden lands of Xinjiang that test the Chinese regime’s stranglehold over the global Pan-Islamic wave of puritanical militancy and secessionist tendencies – often, resulting in violence, popular unrests and hidden fissures that are kept away from the glares of the world. Chinese absolutism is practised to ensure the lid is kept on the region’s simmering dissent by the Uyghurs. However, the Chinese government’s Uyghur-specific discrimination has resulted in further alienation and hardening of the Uyghur Muslims and their causes of separatism.

The famed Chinese ‘strike hard’ approach against the ‘three evils of separatism, extremism and terrorism’ has clearly divided the Islamic adherents into two groups – one of the ‘patriotic Chinese Muslims’, i.e., Hui people (they have no secessionist group or tendencies), who are allowed to practise their faith and beliefs, and the other of the discriminated Uyghur, who pray in different mosques from the Hui, and who have East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as the main secessionist group to form an independent ‘East Turkestan’.

The divide-and-rule of the Chinese government is clinically effective with the Hui Muslims seamlessly integrated into the Chinese mainstream. The taint of Islamic terror and fundamentalism is restricted to the Uyghurs. Usual tactics of repressive security cover to blank out news, demographic resettlements of Hans and the economic discriminations have increasingly marginalised the Uyghurs and therefore turned Xinjiang into a veritable tinderbox.

The footprint of the ETIM is visible from the cadres operating in Afghanistan (where they were trained by Al Qaida and 22 of them were arrested and detained in Guantanamo Bay), Pakistan (where they attacked Chinese engineers in the port city of Gwadar) and even in the ongoing conflict in Syria-Iraq, where the Uyghur cadres are seen fighting along the Al-Qaida affiliate, Nusra Front.

However, the ETIM (or Turkistan Islamic Party, as they call themselves) have been designated as a terrorist group by the US under Executive Order 13224 (blocking financial transactions) and the US Terrorist Exclusion List (which debars members from entering US). This terror designation is further confirmed by the UN, UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and obviously China, thereby squeezing and limiting international support and funding. But, they have competing baiters amongst the ISIS, Al-Qaida and even the Taliban who empathise with the Uyghur cause and recruit their foot soldiers, arming and training the frustrated Uyghurs to the ultimate consternation of the Chinese.

Strategically for China, the import of Xinjiang unrest goes beyond the fears of Uyghur Islamic fundamentalism and militancy – it also tests the Chinese ability to cover its intrinsic fault lines in Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Taiwan, each of which has its own secessionist rationales against the mainland-Han Chinese rule. It forces doubts in the minds of the Chinese strategists and policy planners to invest in a restive area that is the principal highway of the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as indeed the gateway to the energy-flush Central Asian Republics that are key to keep the Chinese engines of economic growth running.

 

So far, heavy boots on ground and providential international environment of most countries clamping down on terror groups has spared Xinjiang from going completely out of control, though over 200 acts of terrorist strikes have been attributed to the ETIM. There is no visible or credible Chinese governmental effort to economically or socially try and integrate the restive Uyghurs. On the contrary, it is the sole ‘strike hard’ approach, bereft of any inclusive imperatives, that is getting deployed and the same has diminishing returns in the modern era, especially for a religious movement and insurrection that knows no official border or emotional appeal amongst the adherents across the globe. Its appeal is theoretically more readily available than say for a Tibet or Taiwan that is restricted to its constituents, beyond a point.

 

Xinjiang is the underbelly of a glaring Chinese reality that potentially posits the duplicitous Chinese stand of vetoing against India in the UN forum towards Indian efforts to designate Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist, as the Chinese still feel comfortable to egg on the Indo-Pak game of cloak and dagger as a willing accomplice of Pakistan. Though like Pakistan, which self-admittedly is atoning the sins of supporting fundamentalism, this is Chinese augury for chickens to come home to roost in Xinjiang. The dynamics and intrigues of international diplomacy may force the wary Western powers and the other stakeholders to recognise the tactical utility of the Xinjiang unrest as a counter-check to Sino aggression, duplicity and hegemony in the region.

The writer is former Lt-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry.

visible or credible Chinese governmental effort to economically or socially try and integrate the restive Uyghurs. On the contrary, it is the sole ‘strike hard’ approach, bereft of any inclusive imperatives, that is getting deployed and the same has diminishing returns in the modern era, especially for a religious movement and insurrection that knows no official border or emotional appeal amongst the adherents across the globe. Its appeal is theoretically more readily available than say for a Tibet or Taiwan that is restricted to its constituents, beyond a point.Xinjiang is the underbelly of a glaring Chinese reality that potentially posits the duplicitous Chinese stand of vetoing against India in the UN forum towards Indian efforts to designate Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist, as the Chinese still feel comfortable to egg on the Indo-Pak game of cloak and dagger as a willing accomplice of Pakistan. Though like Pakistan, which self-admittedly is atoning the sins of supporting fundamentalism, this is Chinese augury for chickens to come home to roost in Xinjiang. The dynamics and intrigues of international diplomacy may force the wary Western powers and the other stakeholders to recognise the tactical utility of the Xinjiang unrest as a counter-check to Sino aggression, duplicity and hegemony in the region.The writer is former Lt-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry.

 

 

 

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