Police arrested the people protesting against Chinese
In Kadamjay district of Batken region, police arrested the people who participated in a protest meeting on October 23 against mining of the Shambesai gold deposit by Chinese, which threatens environmental disaster. According to specialists, estimated gold reserves of the Shambesai deposit amount to eight tons. Geological exploration of the mine started in 2007; gold mine license was issued in 2012. Currently, the Chinese Tiandi company holds the license. Starting of the gold deposit mining operations by Chinese miners, which will cause serious damage to the environment and people’s health, caused legitimate grievance of the population. However, the country’s government and force authorities broke up the people by applying force even to old women and dragging them instead of listening to objections of the local people. Of course, these security authorities will justify themselves saying that they obeyed the order, but they should not forget that their main task is to protect the people, not trample their rights. As it is well known, now Kyrgyzstan is in very difficult economic situation and its external debt almost amounts to 60% of the country’s GDP. Major part of Kyrgyzstan’s debt is from China, therefore, the Kyrgyz government is providing wide conditions for the Chinese companies for their free activity in Kyrgyzstan. At this rate, soon a critical problem of preserving Kyrgyzstan as a state will occur. As for China it is reasonable to recover debts from debtor states not with money, but with their lands and natural resources. A good example is that China, instead of Tajikistan’s debts, took some part of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous region and Verhniy Kumarg gold deposit in Sogdian region. Last month, a group of Muslims who are concerned about the country’s fate, held a protest action in social networks against China’s invasion policy named “We are against China’s expansion!!!”, and the action was support by the majority. Oh, the people of Kyrgyzstan! This land, this country, which have been historically Islamic lands, is entrusted to us as a heritage! We are obliged to protect it from the Chinese occupation! We should categorically demand from the state, that signs agreements with Chinese and provides conditions for their free activities, and that allows them to pollute its environment, to cut off all relations with China! We should prevent colonization of our country by Chinese – Hans, who will migrate to us under the pretense of investments! As the method of “investing” is the main mechanism of economic colonization of a country by large states, the method which China is using to occupy our lands. If we do not stand against it today, then tomorrow will be late and very soon the fate of the Muslims of the Eastern Turkestan might reach us, too! Allah save us from it!