RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani Uyghur residing in Rawalpindi has recounted how China annexed East Turkistan through settlements and persecutes Uyghur community.
In a video statement, Muhammad Umar Khan, known as Umar Uyghur, said the Uyghur community and its values had been destroyed in China. You could not imagine what was happening there, he added. He said Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan were one country once and Xinjiang was eastern part of greater Turkmenistan which was later annexed by China.
The Pakistani Uyghur narrated how Chinese nationals seized the land in 1950s through a conspiracy. He said Chinese people had made settlements in more than forty percent of the East Turkmenistan now. “There is stark contrast between our identities, values, languages and religions. The Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Muslims from the Central Asian region,” he said.
Umar Khan expressed desire for a separate country for Uyghur so that they could live peacefully and practice their religion independently. In 2009, more than 200 Uyghur were killed in Urumqi for protesting against killing of their eight community members by Chinese men in a factory, he maintained. He said all Islamic symbols, names and teachings were banned in Xinjiang — an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People’s Republic of China and the homeland of the Uyghur people.
The Uyghur man said through coercion Chinese people were being inducted into Uyghur houses.
“The Chinese Communist Government is oppressing the Uyghur nation. In Kashmir and Palestine, oppression and injustice are also being done and we are saddened by it. And China is oppressing and torturing Uyghur Muslims way more than that in Xinjiang, East Turkistan.
“Our women are forced to marry Chinese non-Muslim men, our young generation is being killed by Chinese Communist Government, our children are being made communists, the Uyghur Muslims are being fed with Haram food and alcohol is being forcibly drunk, the teaching of the Holy Qur’an is being abolished. Over 5 million of our people are missing and locked up in prisons.
“Some of the people here in Pakistan are pretending to be Uyghur are supporting the Chinese Communist Government in their cruel intentions. Some of them are not even true Uyghurs and having a fake label of being Uyghur. Many before them who often went to the Chinese Embassy are not among us now and have been passed away. Will they not be answering before Allah? Will today’s people whoever going to Chinese Embassy not be exposed or answer to Allah? Is it not Hypocrisy?
“We have grief and deep sorrow for our innocent Uyghur Muslim brother and sisters and we are always there for their help with all our power and hope for their best and freedom from Today’s Pharaohs. May Allah bless them all and guide the hypocrite servants of Chinese Communist Government who call themselves Uyghur in vain,” said Umar Uyghur.