Surrendering Terror Suspects Will Receive Lenient Punishment : China

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  • There was a bomb attack in China’s western Xinjiang region. Law-breakers involved in terrorism could be considered for lenient punishments or mitigated punishments, provided they own up.
  • Authorities prepared to launch a campaign to root out terror groups in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region through extraordinary strike-hard measures.
  • The attack left at least 39 people dead & many injured. The government fears that terror groups in Xinjiang, like the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), may be drawing support from cells or groups in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
  • The government bans people from illegally crossing borders. Xinjiang borders Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Afghanistan and several countries.
  • Read at : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/china-offers-lenient-punishment-to-terror-suspects-who-surrender/article6047586.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. Terrorism in China
  2. East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)
  3. Uighur Muslims
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