The Xinjiang Supply and Marketing Technical School in Shihezi has students from Uyghur and Kazakh ethnicities, which is why it is under strict government surveillance.
As per informed sources, recently, authorities put up barbed wire on the perimeter walls of the Xinjiang Supply and Marketing Technical School in Shihezi city. Police officers, armed with electric batons, too patrol the area more frequently than before.
The reason for this is the fact that of the 800 students at the educational institute, most of them are of Uyghur ethnicity. There are a few Kazakh students as well. The youngest students at the school are 14-years-old, and the oldest are in their twenties.
Due to their religious and ethnic minority status, the government has made it mandatory for the school to limit the movement of students severely. The students cannot leave the premises when they wish, but they are also not allowed to carry a cell phone or get in touch with their families.
In the garb of maintaining social stability, the CCP wants to keep the young students away from their families for “severing the roots” of their Islamic faith. They also want to achieve their ideal of atheistic and “sinicized” education in such a prison-like environment.
The source also revealed that the teachers too are under surveillance. In June, cellphones of over forty teachers were inspected, and amongst them, six Uyghur male teachers were locked up in a “transformation through education” camp for having “sensitive information” on their devices.
Reported by Li Zaili