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    China removes domes and minarets of mosque, British Embassy official shares before and after photos

    China removes domes and minarets of mosque, British Embassy official shares before and after photos

    China removes domes and minarets of mosque, British Embassy official shares before and after photos
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    By Shivangi Pandey   IST (Updated)

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    The green coloured domes and the golden minarets of the mosque have been replaced by buildings in China.

    The Nanguan Mosque in China’s Ningxia province, which is a popular tourist attraction has now been replaced by a building without any evidence of its Islamic origin. The green-coloured domes along with the golden minarets have been removed, as seen in before and after photos shared by the Deputy Head of Mission at British Embassy in Beijing Christina Scott.
    Scott shared, "TripAdvisor suggested the Nanguan Mosque in #Yinchuan well worth a visit. Only this is what it looks like now, after ‘renovations’. Domes, minarets, all gone. No visitors allowed either, of course. So depressing."
    According to the Telegraph, this is not the first time that changes were made to a mosque in the Asian country. Several other mosques in neighbouring Linxia in Gansu province were "renovated" stripping them of their architectural beauty.
    China has been criticised globally for its treatment of Uighur Muslims, living in the north-western Xinjiang province. As per an Amnesty International report, China detained and indoctrinated thousands of Uighurs in detention camps in violation of human rights.
    Countries including the US, UK and Australia have strongly condemned China’s treatment of the Uighur ethnic minority.
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