The pandemic disrupted the Islamic worship of fasting and praying all over the world: mosques are closed, Taraweeh prayers aren't allowed in many countries. In this article, however, we will discuss the situation of Uyghurs and Palestinians and how they deal with the pandemic and Ramadan.
The Chinese government is reportedly detaining more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Most of the people detained are Uyghur, a predominantly Turkic-speaking ethnic group from China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. After three years of banning fasting during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang are still refraining from fasting during this month, due to the lingering fear of being branded as "extremists" and marked for detention. Hoshur wrote that residents were told that they could face punishment for fasting, including being sent to one of the XUAR's vast network of camps. In the middle of this propaganda, residents were being told that "people can fast if they want to," and that those who prefer not to "don't have a religious responsibility to do so," suggesting that they have been given a choice. Despite the claim that these restrictions had eased at the beginning of 2020, it has been noted that police officers have to see if anyone was fasting in their region, which would suggest that Uyghurs are constantly living in an environment of fear. Such measures are only used to set an artificial stage prior to the arrival of international observers and investigators to the XUAR camps. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to fight human rights atrocities. The new policies that are established, will now have implications in the future, especially for Uyghurs.
Palestinians have feared that the combination of poverty, medical shortages, vaccine skepticism, poor COVID-19 data, and mass gatherings during Ramadan could accelerate the spread of the virus in the territory. The recent coronavirus outbreak has caused deterioration of the economic situation in Palestine and that because of it being under the shadow of economic difficulties caused by the Israeli blockade. According to the UN Data, half of the population in the Gaza Strip is currently living below the poverty line. The According to the Health Ministry. Palestinian territory has reported over 677 deaths to date. The Palestinian health system is in a difficult situation due to the Israeli blockade. There's been a week of increased violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli extremists marched through the city chanting anti-Arab slogans, they marched through the city. They were chanting death to the Arabs, marching toward the area where Palestinians were gathering and praying. At the same time, Palestinians who were gathered were getting pummeled by police.
ade. There's been a week of increased violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli extremists marched through the city chanting anti-Arab slogans, they marched through the city. They were chanting "death to the Arabs" while marching toward the area where Palestinians were gathering and praying at the same time as Palestinians were getting pummeled by police.