With China continuing to apparently take side with Pakistan over terrorism and block India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations, Indian social media users have started campaigning against the use of Chinese products this festival season.
Angry with China’s support to Pakistan, people are extensively sharing posts onWhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter with an appeal to boycott Chinese items. On Saturday, China had extended its technical hold on India’s move to get Pakistan-based Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN. China did it just two days before the expiry of the hold.
India had earlier said that Uri attack, in which 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives, was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists. Social media users were also angered after China blocked the flow of a tributary leading to Brahmaputra river in Assam. This was seen as the Chinese response to surgical strikes carried out by Indian soldiers on Pakistani terror launch pads.
Several users have pledged not to buy Chinese items during festivals this year.On Monday, India Today TV reported that the Indian government is preparing an extensive plan to make China understand the need to designate Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. Incidentally, Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad has already been designated as a terrorist organisation by the UN. According to reports, India may have a detailed discussion with Chinese officials on the sidelines of BRICS Summit in Goa, starting October 15.
[Source:-The Financial Express]