Mumbai: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan supported China over the oppression of UighursMuslims.
In an interview with a German state broadcaster, Deutsche Wale Khan was asked not to be too vocal about the Chinese repression of the Uygur people. To this, the Pakistani Prime Minister replied that “the scale of what is happening in India is allegedly not with the Uighurs in China.”
The second reason Khan cited was that China was a great friend of Pakistan and helped the country through its most difficult times because its government had inherited the economic crisis.
Khan said that we talk about things with China in private, not in public.
The resource-rich region in China’s Far West has a population of over 26 million and according to Human Rights Watch, the people of Uighur are forced to learn Mandarin under President Xi Jinping’s China One China policy.
Uighurs are also forced to give their DNA and biometric samples to the police, subject to 24/7 surveillance.
Last year, more than 400 pages of classified Chinese government documents and blueprints were leaked to world media, exposing an unprecedented crackdown on the Uyghur ethnic minority.
Currently, millions of Uyigars are incarcerated in state-run re-education camps and according to the 2017 report of the Xinjiang Ministry, their main objective is to “wash minds, wash hearts, support the right, remove the wrong.”
Beijing has also deployed cutting-edge technology using data and artificial intelligence to track Uighurs populations. To promote this new form of social control over the public, Chinese authorities are using mass surveillance technology to keep a close eye on the Uygars and, according to a report, after the system was operational, it had launched thousands of Uighurs in just one week.