Growing beard leads to 6 years jail for Chinese muslim

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SHAFAQNA – According to hindustantimes reported that ” A court in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for “provoking trouble” and growing a beard, a practise discouraged by  local authorities, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The court in the desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced the 38-year-old Uighur to six years, while his wife was given a two-year sentence, according to the China Youth Daily. The man “had started growing his beard in 2010” while his wife “wore a veil hiding her face and a burqa”, the paper said.”

 

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