Òhe article examines the manifestations of religious and state relations in a secularist
state, cases of desecularization that took place in the country when Uzbekistan was freed
from the colonial system and gained independence, and complications of the despotic
regime, as a result of which young people joined various extremist groups. This article
also highlights the reasons for the emergence and maturation of extremist groups as a
result of the use of Islam for political purposes.