Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government-organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China. Photo: Reuters
Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government-organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China. Photo: Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Habib Pashya

For Indonesia’s Santri Muslims, a chance to bridge gap with China on Uygurs

  • China’s effort to provide scholarships to Santri students can be considered an attempt to legitimise its interests in Indonesia
  • But the Santri students should not only enjoy the scholarships – they need to pressure the Indonesian and Chinese governments to put an end to Uygur detentions

Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government-organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China. Photo: Reuters
Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government-organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China. Photo: Reuters
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