Xinjiang [China], April 25: After banning with absurd beards or full veil, china has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang region in china, which is home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. This ban is based in crackdown on alleged religious extremism. This was reported in Radio Free Asia (RFA).

The RFA, said as per a Chinese Communist Party's document titled 'Naming Rules for Ethnic Minorities. The RFA said that Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names that have been banned in the Xinjiang province. As per the ban a baby registered with such names would be barred from the "hukou" household registration. The  hukou registration system that gives access to healthcare and education.

As per the new " someone is not allowed to give names with a strong religious flavor, such as Jihad.  

China is adopting such a dictatorship attitude as it is already a monarch nation, forcing people to live according to government imposed regulations.

The Human Rights Watch described the move as a latest in a slew of new regulations restricting religious freedom in the name of countering "religious extremism."

Earliar On April 1, Xinjiang authorities imposed new rules prohibiting the wearing of abnormal or absurd beards or veils in public places, and imposing punishments for refusing to watch state TV or radio programs.

Violent incidents and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang have been on the rise in recent years, but the government's farcically repressive policies and punishments are hardly solutions.  

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