A senior Chinese official said the burqa was a “dress of extremism” and “backwardness”, while denouncing the veil worn by Muslim women as a false cover to hide their identities.
“The Uyghur people do not want us to see women wearing such clothes, and by covering our eyes, the burqa represents a kind of backwardness,” Shivket Emin, the ruling Communist Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regional Committee China Party, was quoted as saying by the state-run Global Times.
Shawquet lamented the problems when people misuse burqas to hide their identities. He said some men would wear the burqa to carry children.
The burqa is not “the dress of extremism,” ethnic minority clothing or Muslim clothing, Shevket said after the release of the government’s “white paper” in Xinjiang on Thursday, outlining the government’s policies in the Uyghur Muslim-majority province. Hans’ migration from the mainland of China is increasing.
The document defended China’s repression of Islamist militants in Xinjiang, saying the crackdown on religious extremism was a “reasonable measure” to protect all people, including Muslims. The document states that jihadi ideology treats young people as terrorists to kill innocent people.
Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK) and Afghanistan, has been the target of violent attacks by al-Qaeda-linked separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (EDIM).
China has deployed large numbers of security forces to control terrorism, while Pakistan is carrying out massive repression to destroy ETIM bases in its border tribal areas.
Shewkett, a researcher at the Chinese Borderland History and Geography Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, defended Suu Kyi’s comments, saying, “It is not necessary to wear a burqa to practice religious freedom, nor is it a tradition for Uyghurs or Muslims. ”
“Religious extremists have used religious freedom to distort and politicize certain religious doctrines,” Sue told the Daily. The fight against religious extremists and terrorists is global, which protects the interests of believers, Sue said.
Li Wei, a security expert at China’s Contemporary International Relations Institute, said 95 percent of terrorist activities in Xinjiang had been halted, a significant step forward in counter – terrorism efforts.
Li said the public should not be deceived by the propaganda of religious extremists. There are 24,800 places for religious activities in Xinjiang, including mosques, churches, Buddhist temples and Taoist temples, with 29,300 clergymen, according to the White Paper.