Muslim women banned from running WhatsApp in China, some sent to jail

Muslim women banned from running WhatsApp in China, some sent to jail

In China, when there are reports of atrocities on Muslims, especially the people of the Uighur community, keep coming. But this time another shocking news has come out. Here on the issue related to Muslims, a book has been claimed that the Chinese government has banned their use of WhatsApp. Women who do this are being detained. China has described such Muslim women as pre-criminals.

The name of the book is 'In The Camps: China's High-Tech Penal Colony' and it reveals the atrocities being perpetrated on the Muslim community by the Chinese government. The book gives an example from the case of Vera Zhou, a student at the University of Washington.

Vera Zhou was recently taken into custody for using a virtual private network (VPN) to open her school's Gmail account. It is being told that the student had opened this g-mail account to submit her homework in Xinjiang, China.

The book titled 'In The Camps: China's High-Tech Penal Colony' was released last Tuesday. Apart from Vera Zhou, the book mentions 11 other Muslim women who have been called pre-criminals by the police.

According to the book, after Vera Zhou was taken into custody, she was told that she was being sent to a re-education class. According to Vera Zhou, she remained in captivity for a long time and even in the year 2018, New Year was spent in captivity. Vera Zhou lived in the camp for about 6 months. He was released on the condition that he would have to report to a social stability worker.

Even after she left the camp, Vera Zhou felt like she was digitally imprisoned. Vera Zhou was even called a Muslim pre-criminal. Let us tell you that in the detention center built in China, 1 million Uighur people and people associated with other Muslim organizations have been kept in the camp. These people kept in the camps are forced to work and they are subjected to various atrocities.

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Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government

Moscow: Russia on Wednesday hosted talks on the Afghanistan issue, which were attended by senior representatives from the Taliban and neighboring countries. The talks reflect Russia's diplomatic influence on the issue.

Initiating the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that lasting peace in Afghanistan requires the formation of a truly inclusive government that reflects the interests of all ethnic groups and political parties in the country.

Russia designated the Taliban a terrorist organization in 2003, but despite this it worked for years to establish contacts with the group. Contact with any such group is punishable under Russian law, but the Russian Foreign Ministry, responding to questions about the contradiction on the issue, said it was necessary to talk to the Taliban to help bring stability to Afghanistan.

Unlike other countries, Russia has not vacated its embassy in Kabul since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August, and since then its ambassadors have been meeting representatives of the Taliban. In his opening address at the conference, Lavrov commended the Taliban for their efforts to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and ensure the functioning of government institutions.

He also stressed the importance of respecting human rights in Afghanistan. "The meeting is very important for the stability of the entire country," said Abdul Salam Hanafi, deputy prime minister of the Taliban's interim government, who attended Wednesday's talks.

Lavrov said that Russia would soon send a consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. He urged the international community to immediately deploy its resources to prevent a humanitarian crisis from erupting in Afghanistan. The erstwhile Soviet Union had fought a war in Afghanistan for 10 years, which ended in 1989 with the withdrawal of Russian troops.

Moscow has returned in recent years as a strong mediator in international dialogue on the Afghanistan issue, hosting talks with Taliban representatives and other parties. Representatives of the Taliban and other factions in Afghanistan, as well as representatives from China, India, Pakistan, Iran and the erstwhile Soviet Union nations attended the 'Moscow Format' meeting.

Before Wednesday's meeting, there was another meeting earlier this week in which diplomats from Russia, China and Pakistan attended. The US did not attend the meeting. Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that it was in no hurry to recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's new ruler. He, however, emphasized the need to hold talks with the organisation.

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