China targets parents in new religion rules for Xinjiang

China targets parents in new religion rules for Xinjiang
 

Parents and guardians in China's heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules.
Hundreds of people have died in recent years in Xinjiang, the far western home to the Muslim Uighur people, in unrest blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants and separatists, though rights groups say the violence is more a reaction to repressive Chinese policies.
The government strongly denies committing any abuses in Xinjiang and insists the legal, cultural and... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters
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