China Uighurs: Xinjiang ban on long beards and veils

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

China Uighurs: Xinjiang ban on long beards and veils – BBC News

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