Protests held in parts of Bangladesh on 13th anniversary of Urumqi massacre
Demonstrations were held in several parts of Bangladesh to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre, which occurred on July 5, 2009 in Xinjiang, when the Chinese government launched a crackdown on Uighurs protesting the killing of two Uighurs, local media reported. Thirteen years ago this month, Xinjiang saw deadly riots caused by ethnic unrest, one of many turning points in the Chinese government’s increasingly draconian rule over the region home to ethnic Uyghurs.
To mark the 13th anniversary of the riots, several protests took place in places like Dhaka and Narayanganj. In Narayanganj, people holding banners and posters created human chains and demonstrated against the oppression of Uyghurs by the Chinese communist government, with the support of Sanchetan Nagorik Samaj.
A discussion meeting was held at the National Press Club in Dhaka and human chain formation and protest was held under the banner of Bangladesh Social Activist Forum. The Bharat Bangladesh Sampriti Sangsad (BBSS) Welfare Forum organized a cycling race in Dhaka, which was attended by a large number of people, showing up to support minority communities on the Chinese mainland.
Notably, on July 5, 2009, violent riots broke out in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. The Chinese government has launched a crackdown on Uighurs protesting the killing of two Uighurs. Thousands of demonstrators have been killed, disappeared or injured. Authorities said a total of 197 people died, of whom 1,721 were injured in the riot.
Chinese authorities have been accused of imposing forced labor, systematic forced birth control and torture, and separating children from their incarcerated parents. Subjecting minority groups to genocide, including mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, torture, forced sterilization, separation of children from their parents, and destruction of minority culture, China has been a major cause of human rights violations. human rights against the community. (ANI)
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