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Ilham Tohti wins 2019 Sakharov human rights prize of European Union (EU)

Ilham Tohti, an academic jailed for separatism in China, has been awarded the European Parliament’s top human rights prize ‘Sakharov’  in recognition for drawing attention to ethnic tensions in Xinjiang. Tohti is from the Uighur minority & has been a fierce critic of China’s treatment of the Uighur people. He was sentenced to life imprisonment ..

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Xinjiang evinces interest to trade directly with India

China’s Muslim dominated, Xinjiang Uyghur province looks effervescent to open up direct border trade with India. Currently, trade is carried out through Pakistan as there are no border posts. India and Xinjiang traders meet annually at Rawalpindi to discuss the trade volume and items. Xinjiang in keen on developing direct trade links between New Delhi ..

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