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A family stands at the entrance to an underground retail street in Aksu in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.(AP)
A family stands at the entrance to an underground retail street in Aksu in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.(AP)

Amnesty calls Xinjiang a ‘dystopian hellscape’

By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:17 AM IST
“The Chinese authorities have created a dystopian hellscape on a staggering scale in XUAR,” Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general, said on Thursday.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

Guterres says UN negotiating with China on unfettered access to Xinjiang

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 02:56 PM IST
China said it welcomes UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights visiting Xinjiang, but that the visit should not be used as a form of "political manipulation" to pressure China.
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the chief of the Indian Army’s Northern Command on Thursday reached the northwestern frontier province of Xinjiang(ANI Photo)
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the chief of the Indian Army’s Northern Command on Thursday reached the northwestern frontier province of Xinjiang(ANI Photo)

In rare visit, top Indian army commander in China’s Xinjiang that borders PoK

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Beijing usually refers to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s (XUAR) border with PoK as a border with Pakistan-administered Kashmir; it is the only so-called border it has with Pakistan.
(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)

No terror strike in Xinjiang since camps set up 3 years ago, says Beijing

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 03:05 PM IST
Beijing said that Xinjiang has set up vocation centres to remedy religious extremism and terrorist incidents.
From denying the existence of the camps until October, China is now inviting diplomats and journalists to visit the province to take chaperoned tours of the “training institutes”.(AP/Representative Image)
From denying the existence of the camps until October, China is now inviting diplomats and journalists to visit the province to take chaperoned tours of the “training institutes”.(AP/Representative Image)

No religious repression in China’s Xinjiang: ‘Iron brother’ Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Pakistan’s support of China’s policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), said to be specifically targeting the Uyghurs, comes as Beijing mounts a sophisticated and large-scale publicity campaign to blunt international condemnation of the camps.
A United Nations human rights platform has been vocal in its criticism of the camps, saying it is targeting the minority community.(AFP)
A United Nations human rights platform has been vocal in its criticism of the camps, saying it is targeting the minority community.(AFP)

Learn Chinese, study law, play TT - first details emerge from Xinjiang's Uyghur camps

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Only last week China sought to legalise the camps as “vocational training institutes”, where inmates influenced by religious extremism will be reeducated and transformed.
Local Muslims leaving a Mosque after Friday prayers in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region on June 23, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Local Muslims leaving a Mosque after Friday prayers in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region on June 23, 2017.(AFP File Photo)

What camps? says China on ‘million Uyghurs interned’ in Xinjiang

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 03:31 PM IST
Last week, Gay McDougall, vice-chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination told the UN panel there were deep concerns about Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) being turned into a “massive internment camp”.
In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, residents are seen with security personnel on the streets of Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. China’s “strike hard” campaign in remote Xinjiang is set to intensify in the month of Ramzan with reports saying monitoring of minority Muslim communities in the province had become invasive.(AP Photo)
In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, residents are seen with security personnel on the streets of Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. China’s “strike hard” campaign in remote Xinjiang is set to intensify in the month of Ramzan with reports saying monitoring of minority Muslim communities in the province had become invasive.(AP Photo)

Muslims in China province detained in ‘re-education camps’, invasive surveillance on, say reports

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Communist Party of China (CPC) cadres have been tasked with carrying out “home stays” with Muslim Uyghur families across the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region under an ongoing scheme broadly designed to “safeguard social stability”.
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