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Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Published on December 05, 2019
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.


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

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