New York: ‘Under orders from Chinese President Xi Jinping, acts of genocide are being committed against the Uyghur and other Islamic communities. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) must investigate the acts and strip China’s participatory status at the council,’ the international Uyghurs rights group demanded. At the same time, a petition has been submitted to drag China to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In the light of recent events, it appears the Uyghur issue may exceedingly add to the troubles of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese regime is perpetrating atrocious acts against the Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province for the last few years. In 2018, a UN report made a sensational revelation which stated that China had detained over 1.1 million Uyghurs at the internment camps. Western countries began targeting the Chinese regime over its treatment to Uyghurs. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have consistently adopted an aggressive stance against China over the Uyghur issue.
Only a few days ago, the US Department of State had warned the US companies of reconsidering their ties with the ruling Chinese Communist regime, which is using the Uyghurs as slaves. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had released a statement with special instructions for the US firms over the Uyghur issue. Also, US President Donald Trump has signed the bill of the ‘Uyghur Human Rights Act’ into law.
After receiving support from the US, the groups active for protecting the rights of the Uyghur community at an international stage, have now stepped forward. The Campaign for Uyghurs group has addressed a report to the UN over the Uyghur genocide and urged the bloc to conduct an investigation. In the report, the group has accused President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party for the Uyghur genocide in the country. Furthermore, Campaign for Uyghurs has made a pressing demand to investigate into the Uyghur genocide and strip China of its participatory status at the UNHRC.
After the UN, preparations are now underway to corner China over the matter of Uyghurs through other international bodies. East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) and East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) have submitted a petition with the ICJ to drag China to the court. Not only that, but the appeal holds China accountable for committing unspeakable atrocities against the Uyghur community even in countries such as Cambodia and Tajikistan. The petition was submitted by arguing that although China was not a member nation of the court, other countries under consideration certainly were.
As the international community struggles to control the Coronavirus Pandemic, China is making aggressive moves to accomplish its ambition. Nevertheless, Chinese activities are steadily intensifying the discontent against the nation across the globe. Various nations and NGOs are expressing their sentiments by trying to corner China on the international stage. Moreover, activities already set into motion against the Chinese regime over the treatment of Uyghurs at the UN and the ICJ, share the same sentiment.