Embarrassment is nothing new to Pakistan as its Prime Minister Imran Khan was repeatedly seen urging other countries to intervene and take a call on India's decision to abrogate Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir, but to no avail.
New York: In what comes as an embarrassment for Pakistan, the United States has asked the country to express the "same level" of concern about Muslim detentions in Western China as they do for Kashmir.
Replying to a question about Pakistan PM's alleged concerns about Kashmir, Alice Wells, US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia said, "I would like to see the same level of concern expressed about Muslims who are being detained in Western China, literally in concentration-like conditions."
"And so being concerned about the human rights of Muslims does extend more broadly than Kashmir, and you have seen the administration very involved during the UN General Assembly and trying to shine a light on the horrific conditions that continue to exist for Muslims throughout China," Alice Wells added.
Wells reaction came as Pakistan ramped up its rhetoric against India over the abrogation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, expressing concern over the situation of Muslims in the region. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had even called himself an ambassador of Kashmiri people.
However, when it comes to China's behaviour on Muslims, Pakistan has remained tight-lipped, and when asked to comment on it, the Pakistan PM has tried to brush it aside saying that a lot is going on in its own country.
Internationally, China has been condemned for cracking down on the minorities living in the country. It has been accused of oppressing the Uighur by sending them to mass detention camps, interfering in their religious activities and sending the community to undergo some form of forceful re-education or indoctrination.
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Last Updated Sep 27, 2019, 11:39 AM IST