For the last three years, Beijing has compelled Uighur Muslim minority members living in Xinjiang province to not do any fast along with other religious rituals marking one of the holiest months in Islam. As per reports from Xinjiang province, authorities have forbidden restaurants from shutting shop in May and has banned workers, women, and students from fasting and praying. Government officials frequently invite people to ply them with drinks and food. The people not attending the event are seen as suspicious ones, and their movements tracked. As per Zuberi, Xinjiang Muslims think Muslims in other parts of the world has forgotten them.