UNHRC rejects the draft resolution on atrocities against Uyghur Muslims in China for debate

  • Islamic Countries supported China and opposed the proposal  
  • 11 Countries abstain from voting including India

New York (USA) – A draft resolution was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to discuss the atrocities committed against Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Province of China and the situation there. This proposal had already been opposed by China. During the voting on this proposal, the Islamic Countries stood on the side of China and opposed it. A total of 47 Countries are members of the UNHRC, of which 19 voted against, while 17 voted in favour. 11 Countries abstained from voting, including India.

According to reports, China is holding 1 million Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps. For the first time, an attempt was made to bring about a discussion on this. The United Arab Emirates, which claims to protect Muslims around the world, Indonesia, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan all opposed the draft resolution to discuss the atrocities committed against Muslims in Xinjiang. On the other hand, 11 Countries including India, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine took a neutral position in voting on this draft resolution. The proposal was supported by the United States, England, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Canada.

Editorial viewpoints

  • This shows the true face of Islamic Countries. The Islamic Countries are trying to create pressure on India by claiming that incidents against Muslims have occurred in India, but their organisations do not speak against China or nor does the UN. 
  • Considering the fact that Islamic Countries and religious fanatic Muslims bow before the one who has power;  India also needs to create such a reputation now.