Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Uighurs

Xi Jinping says facts prove policies toward Uighurs in Xinjiang are ‘completely correct’

Xi remark comes even as international community has piled pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, where US estimated hundreds of thousands could be in 're-education camps'.

US readies ‘harsh’ sanctions on China over abuses in Xinjiang

The sanctions are likely to target Communist Party officials responsible for the internment and persecution of minorities in Xinjiang.

US Senate moves toward vote to pressure China over Uighur rights

The legislation, aimed at punishing Beijing for its treatment of Uighur Muslims, signals rising anti-China sentiment in Congress amid the pandemic.

When will UN chief speak up for China’s oppressed Uighur Muslims?

Six months after a UN committee report revealed how China arbitrarily and systematically detains Uighurs, the UN Secretary-General is acting as if it's business as usual with China.

How China is defending its detention of Muslims to the world while selling the BRI dream

China is worried about an international backlash to its ‘re-education camps’, raising the stakes for Xi Jinping who has directly challenged Western-style democracy.

Why Pakistan champions Islamic causes globally but ignores Uighur persecution by BFF China

At home, China persecutes minority Uighurs merely for practicing their faith; overseas, Beijing supports hardened Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar.

This is how Islam is getting a Communist makeover in China

Reports from China suggest that the country will soon release a five-year 'outline' for the 'Sinicisation' of Islam.

NASA reaches for the Sun, and a mother whale in mourning in the Pacific

Dementia patients in the US are being given unapproved drugs 'with possibly fatal consequences', and China's crackdown.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.