China restricts Ramadan fasting in restive Xinjiang


Authorities in China’s restive northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during Ramadan, prompting an exiled rights group to warn of new violence.
Guidance posted on numerous government websites called on Communist Party leaders to restrict Muslim religious activities during the holy month, including fasting and visiting mosques.
Xinjiang is home to around nine million Uighurs, a Turkic speaking, largely Muslim ethnic minority, many of whom accuse China’s leaders of religious and political persecution.
The region has been rocked by repeated outbreaks of ethnic violence, but China denies claims of repression and relies on tens of thousands of Uighur officials to help it govern Xinjiang. A statement from Zonglang township in Xinjiang’s Kashgar district said that “the county committee has issued comprehensive policies on maintaining social stability during the Ramadan period.
“It is forbidden for Communist Party cadres, civil officials (including those who have retired) and students to participate in Ramadan religious activities.” The statement, posted on the Xinjiang government website, urged party leaders to bring “gifts” of food to local village leaders to ensure that they were eating during Ramadan.
Similar orders on curbing Ramadan activities were posted on other local government websites, with the educational bureau of Wensu county urging schools to ensure that students do not enter mosques during Ramadan.
The holy month began in Xinjiang on July 20. The orders to curb religious activities were sent out across the region at different times, some before the start of Ramadan and some afterwards. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable.


  1. Peace b upon you all the son's of Adam n Eve(peace b upon them).
    its not a new thing .This is the test for all Momin how strong their Imaan r..some years back USA tried to suppress Islam but now loook the world fastest growing Religion(Islam) is spreading like the fragrance of roses in every americans homes and every1 accepting Islam(SUbhan Allah) very happy to see China will be the next garden of Islam(Insha Allah)..The beauty of islam is the more you try to suppress the more it erupts like a volacano..bcse it's not a religion made by any human ..Its the laws made by the creator of the world i.e ALLAH..thr was a time in starting stage of Islam during our prophet time thr were only 313 Muslims who dont even have swords to fight…oppposite of them thr were thousands of non-believers with every killing arms n weapons in thr hands stood to vanish all 313 momins…The worlds ever gr8test victory which no human ever imagined ..313 muslims defeated thousands of non-Believers(Subhan Allah) …my Dear Muslims we r well protected by the lord of the worlds ALLAH..The only thing we have to do is make our Imaan more stronger n stronger then sure the help of Allah will come for us like the

    Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi(peace b upon him) when all europe tried it's best to bring its whole army against the Sultan…No war in the face of this earth ever bring such large numbers of military force estimated more than 15 millions against Sultan ….Now history says SUltan won the battle so easily as if the europeans armies r like ash in front of him …

    Just just bcse Sultan is a True Momin….Never fear except ALLAH ..Obey Rasool ALLAH…forgive those who hurted you when they come for forgiveness likeour Beloved Prophet did when the Mecca battle won by him ..He forgive allhis enemies…

    My dear Muslims know ourselfs wht we r ….Then the world will come to who we r

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