Indian Muslims protest China’s detention of Uighur Muslims

Indian Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the Chinese government, in Mumbai, India, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP)
Updated 14 September 2018

Indian Muslims protest China’s detention of Uighur Muslims

  • About 150 Muslims have protested in Mumbai
  • The protesters chanted “Down with China’”

MUMBAI: About 150 Muslims have protested in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to demand that China stop detaining thousands of minority Uighur Muslims in camps and political indoctrination centers in its Xinjiang region.
The protesters chanted “Down with China’” as they demonstrated outside a mosque after Friday noon prayers.
An organizer, Mohammed Saeed Nori, accused China of detaining many Muslims in camps and “snatching their religious freedom.”
China has tightened restrictions over the instruction of Islam and the Uighur language in an effort to assimilate the minority group into the Chinese mainstream, which is dominated by the Han ethnic group. It says the process will bring economic benefits to Xinjiang’s poor people.
China has denied operating the camps and said it is taking necessary measures to fight terrorism, religious extremism and separatism.


Suicide attack in Kabul wedding hall kills 63

Updated 46 min 50 sec ago

Suicide attack in Kabul wedding hall kills 63

  • At least 182 civilians have been wounded in the attack
  • The Taliban have condemned the attack and denied any involvement

KABUL: An Afghan official says at least 63 people have been killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a packed wedding hall late Saturday night in Kabul.
Feroz Bashari, a government spokesman, says 182 civilians have been wounded in the attack that took place in western part of the city.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi says the attacker set off explosives among the guests.
The Taliban have condemned the attack and denied any involvement.
Both the Taliban and the local affiliate of the Daesh group have carried out bloody attacks in the capital.