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Next generation will lose their language: Uyghur activist slams China

Next generation will lose their language: Uyghur activist slams China

| @indiablooms | 24 Nov 2020, 11:04 pm

Washington: A key Uyghur activist feels that kids belonging to the community in China are indoctrinated 24 hours a day in communist ideology and Chinese culture.

He said the next generation of Uyghurs will lose their language.

Abduweli Ayup told The Post Millennial: "They are indoctrinated 24-hours a day in communist ideology and Chinese culture, and the next generation will lose their language. It is just like a holocaust, because they don't speak their language and practice their culture."

He described Chinese government's attitude towards the Uyghurs as 'holoaust'.

"I would say it is just like a Holocaust. In the Holocaust you saw an attempt to exterminate an entire culture. Recently I watched news from Germany and they broadcasted that 900,000 Uyghur kids are separated from their families. It means that they are suppressing their roots and suppressing their culture," he said.

"Another thing is they send Uyghurs to Chinese provinces. An Australian news channel reported that 80,000 Uyghurs are sent to China and separated from their families. They cannot marry Uyghurs and not start Uyghur families, their culture gets eradicated. The birth rate among the Uyghurs has plummeted over the pat three years, so yes, it is just like a genocide," he said.

Who are Uighur Muslims?

Uighur Muslims are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. It is now widely publicized that their human rights are crushed by China and they were sent to "re-education camps" by the communist regime in Beijing.

The Uighurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

An American representative at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said in 2018 that the committee had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uyghurs in China have been held in "re-education camps" by the Chinese authorities.

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