Conflict Of Interest Between State And Religion – Case Study Of Uyghur


  • Zahid Faqir
  • Dilawar Khan


Religion and State have often experienced conflict of Interest in history1. At occasion nationalists ruled while at others religious clerics overpowered state administration. This went on for ages but secularism2helped people with diverse ethnicities live together. Even
in the world of today there are countries that continue to face administrative issues due to conflict of interest with religious minorities within their administrative controls. For Instance China is one perfect case study where the rise of a separatist movement3 in the
Uyghur Region lead to state’s immediate and then strategic counter action leading to a significantly serious Humanitarian concern – The Uyghur Crises4. At first those involved directly into separatist movement were dealt with dab hands by Chinese Government and
then the Communist Strategic Think Tank started off with yet another long term social transformation plan to keep China intact as one Giant which it already is. As a state a country always has the right to keep its National Power and geographic domains, Intact.
Democracy does not mean every new group of people aligned on one or the other pretext start creating a state of their own specially if they have remained part of a particular regional identity for centuries and or if they have been provided satisfactory religious
freedom and equal socio-cultural opportunities. Skeptics might be looking at Uyghur through a lens of Human Rights but we cannot ignore the rights of a state5 to defend its geographical frontiers. The aim of this paper is to throw light on what is being expressed
about Chinese Administration of Uyghur and the balance between religious aspirations6 and rights of a state.




How to Cite

Zahid Faqir, & Dilawar Khan. (2023). Conflict Of Interest Between State And Religion – Case Study Of Uyghur. Elementary Education Online, 20(4), 3295–3301. Retrieved from