Beijing says the measures, which also ban refusing to watch state TV, will combat Islamist extremism.
…But rights groups say the unrest is more a reaction to repressive policies, and argue that the new measures may end up pushing some Uighurs into extremism.
…Reuters news agency reports that the new laws also ban:
- Not allowing children to attend government schools
- Not abiding by family planning policies
- Deliberately damaging legal documents
- Marrying using only religious procedures