“In the aftermath of violent protests by Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China’s far northwest, authorities deepened their campaign against religious practices.
“At a teachers college in far northwestern China, students were irritated to find that their professors were escorting them to lunch last month…
“The college wanted to make sure that the students, most of them Muslims, were eating rather than fasting in daylight hours during the holy month of Ramadan.
“Then, something even stranger happened, the students said. When Ramadan ended… launching the three-day Eid al-Fitr feast, all the restaurants and the cafeteria on campus were shut down. Students were barred from leaving the campus… unable to leave to celebrate with their families.”
[Link: How China kept lid on Ramadan