It has been alleged that Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang have been abused by a number of Western countries.
A draft resolution calling for a debate on the alleged abuse of rights in India was abstained from by India on Thursday at the United Nations Human Rights Council
19 of the 47 members of the council voted against the resolution. A total of 17 nations voted in favor, while 11 abstained.
According to the Associated Press, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey and other Western countries had proposed a debate on alleged abuses of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
As reported by the UN human rights office on September 1, China’s arbitrary detention of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region may constitute crimes against humanity.
According to researchers, Muslim minorities in Xinjiang have been systemically dehumanized since 2017. In order to destroy the ethnic population, they have accused China of forced birth control, sexual abuse, and torture.
According to The Wire, India declined to take a position after the UN report was released last month.
AP reported that Chinese ambassador Chen Xu said Beijing “firmly opposes and categorically rejects” the resolution ahead of the vote on Thursday. According to him, Western countries “turn a blind eye” to their abuses of human rights.
“China is being targeted today,” Chen said. The same could happen to any other developing country tomorrow.”