There is a historical explanation of how the current conflict that has resulted in a buildup of discontentedness that has elicited continued resistance by the Uyghurs of Xinjiang. From the historical analysis of the Chinese rule, especially its profound implications in Xinjiang, it is justified that they just do. Bovingdon (45) notes that the onset of the Han settling in Xinjiang dates back from 1950 in a time when CPP sent People’s Liberation Army to see Xinjiang ‘enter the modern age’ by providing human labor needed in the transition. Several decades after, Han population has substantially increased ever since following the non-departure of the People’s Liberation Army who settled in the region. Bovingdon (45) observes that Han Chinese dominate the Xinjiang, a territory that culturally belongs to the Uyghurs. In addition, due to the political influence of CPP, the Han population enjoys profound privileges despite the territory having the Uyghurs who ought to enjoy the best of their territory. Thus, the Han Chinese take the better jobs in the territory that results in them doing better economically. Most of these preferential treatments of the Han Chinese over Uyghurs raising their dominance in the territory indefinitely have been being enhanced by CCP policies. Consequently, the Uyghurs have been discontented long enough of the Chinese rule that has sought to oppress them over several decades now.
Bovingdon (46) observe that since the Uyghur’s cannot directly resist the form of social and political life into which they are born in, they resist its representation. CCP has established no equity in its rule, and that is essentially what the Uyghurs fight for. However, their course of pursuing their representation is faced with big challenges. As Bovingdon (46) observes, prison term or death are the consequences of any act