Xinjiang: Chinese government imposed new restrictions on Muslims in the month of Ramadan. The government instructed its employees, students and teachers not to fast in the holy month. These restrictions will be applicable in Uighur Muslim-majority Xinjiang Province.
Apart from it, the restaurants will remain open the month. The Food and Drug Administration of Xinjiang Jingle County has also posted a notice on the website.
It may be mentioned that the decision taken by the Chinese government will affect many Uighur Muslims. Last year also, attempts were made to keep school children away from fasting.
Many schools were told that they should keep children away from fasting and mosques during Ramadan.
Officials also told the religious leaders that the monitoring will be increased in the month of Ramadan so that stability can be maintained. The government has also issued orders to check the identification of people coming to the mosques.
Every year, Chinese authorities try to impose a ban on fasting.
It may be mentioned that tension is already prevailing in Xinjiang province. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in violent incidents.