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Xinjiang introduces regulation on religious extremism


04-01-2017 09:54 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has introduced China's first local regulation aimed at containing and eradicating extremism.

15 actions are now classified as extremism. They include interfering with the religious freedom of others, forcing others to participate in religious activities, driving believers of other religions away from their homes, expanding the concept of "halal" to areas other than food, wearing or forcing others to wear burqa-like robes, marriage or divorce through religious rather than civil means, and depriving children of the right to national education.

A clear line is drawn between extremism and religous activities, to protect believers. The regulation goes into effect on Saturday.

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