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Religious freedom in Xinjiang incomparable in history: Islamic association president

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) — The current condition of religious freedom in Xinjiang is incomparable in history, President of the Islamic Association of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Abdureqip Tumulniyaz has said.

Abdureqip Tumulniyaz, also president of the Xinjiang Islamic Institute, made the remarks at a reception in Beijing on Thursday for Eid al-Fitr hosted by the People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

“The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China clearly states that Chinese citizens enjoy the freedom of religious belief,” he said, adding that the customs and habits of Muslims such as food, festivals, weddings, funerals and etiquette are fully respected, and legal religious activities are carried out completely in accordance with an individual’s wishes in Xinjiang.

He pointed out that the government also arranges medical staff to provide medical services in mosques such as handing…

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