After India fought for rights, China defended its crackdown on Uygur Muslims under the banner of “countering terrorism.”

China has not commented on India’s decision to abstain from the UNHRC vote on the condition of human rights in Xinjiang, but it has defended its assault on Uygur Muslims by claiming it was necessary to fight terrorism and separatism.


India did not participate in the vote on the Xinjiang issue on Thursday at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council. But a day later, India for the first time demanded that the rights of the inhabitants of the autonomous territory be respected and guaranteed.

The remarks were made in the midst of the ongoing border dispute in eastern Ladakh between India and China.


I’ve taken note of pertinent reports. I want to emphasize that the problems with Xinjiang have nothing to do with human rights. In response to a query regarding the comments made by her Indian counterpart Arindam Bagchi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning claimed that they were about combating violent terrorism, radicalization, and separatism, according to the PTI news agency.


She stated at a press briefing that over five years without a violent terrorist incident in Xinjiang due to arduous efforts.


Mao, however, remained silent when asked about India’s decision to abstain from voting on a resolution at the UNHRC in Geneva that requested a discussion on the human rights situation in Xinjiang, according to PTI.