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Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Current context: The US Congress has passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act for Uighur Muslims in China.
Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
  • The bill counters the 'arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment' of Uighur Muslims in China.
  • The bill calls for targeted sanctions on members of the Chinese government for violating the Human Rights of the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (China).
  • It proposes that America redirect resources to address the mass internment of over 10 lakh Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in China.
  • The Bill directs various US government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uighurs.
  • Uighurs are a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia.
  • The Uighurs have been recognized as native to only one region, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
  • China rejects the idea of them being an indigenous group and give them recognition as a regional minority.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country has recently passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act for Uighur Muslims in China?
a. USA
b. UK
c. Kazakhstan
d. Iran
Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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