The scuffle between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, turned bloody as both the nations suffered casualties. The Indian Army issued an official statement in this regard. It said, “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides.”
With no surprises, this has boiled the sentiments of Indian citizens. It also added fresh fuels to the Boycott Chinese products movement, which has been doing the rounds ever since Wuhan province in China was exposed as the epicenter of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Even Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh couldn’t resist himself from responding as on Tuesday, he called for a complete ban on Chinese products.
“Ban all Chinese products #BoycottChineseProducts” tweeted Harbhajan.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 16, 2020
Apart from Harbhajan, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also called for the boycott of 3,000 Chinese products following the border clashes.
Cosmetics, bags, toys, furniture, footwear, watches — these are part of a list of 450 categories of products made in China that will be boycotted by CAIT.
“CAIT strongly condemns China for their military aggression across the LAC in Ladakh wherein three Indian soldiers lost their lives. In the wake of these continued border skirmishes with China, the CAIT has decided to step up its nationwide movement against the boycott of Chinese goods, which was launched on 10 June under its campaign ‘Bhartiya Samaan-Hamara Abhimaan’,” said Praveen Khandelwal, CAIT general secretary, as quoted by The Print.
“Taking the campaign forward, the CAIT today has released a broad list of over 450 broad categories of commodities to boycott Chinese goods and promote the use of Indian goods,” he added.
“We have 40,000 trade associations and a network of 7 crore traders, and we will circulate this message and the list to all of them for action. We are also preparing a proposal for the government to look for manufacturing those items for which we have to rely on China,” Khandelwal added further.