Pakistan, Other Islamic Nations Among 50 UNHRC Members Endorsing China’s Treatment Of Uighur Muslims In XinjiangUighur women clashing with Chinese police during a protest (Representative Image) (@ShimonLevit/Twitter)

Pakistan and other Islamic nations are among the 50 members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that endorsed China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

In a letter to the President of the UNHRC, the 50 signatory members commended China for its “remarkable achievements in the field of human rights”. Besides, the countries have also appreciated China’s “contributions” to the international human rights cause.

Pakistan, Other Islamic Nations Among 50 UNHRC Members Endorsing China’s Treatment Of Uighur Muslims In Xinjiang
Letter by 50 countries to the UNHRC President

“We, the co-signatories to this letter, reiterate that the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) should be conducted in an objective, transparent, non-selective, constructive, non-confrontational and non-politicized manner,” said the letter.

While defending China on its persecution of ethnic groups, especially Uighur Muslims, in its Xinjiang province, the letter stated that terrorism, separatism and religious extremism has caused enormous damage to people of the region.

“Faced with the grave challenge of terrorism and extremism, China has undertaken a series of counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in Xinjiang, including setting up vocational education and training centers,” it said.

The letter also called for the other countries to refrain from employing “unfounded” charges against China based on unconfirmed information.

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