Indian Traders, on the 14th of March, urged the Indian Government to boycott the Chinese products in Indian markets.
The decision to boycott the Chinese markets was made after Beijing supported Masood Azhar, the chief of the Jaish e Mohammed (JeM,) a Pakistan based terrorist group.
Beijing blocked the move of declaring Masood as a global terrorist, which would restrict his travel across the world, use of arms, weapon licence, etc.
The United State (U.S.,) France, the United Kingdom and India approached the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to blacklist Masood Azhar and declare him a ‘global terrorist.’ The appeal was made after the JeM led Pulwama terror attack took place on the 14th of February.
However, China, one of the permanent veto wielding members of the UNSC, opposed the proposal and supported Pakistan.
This is not the first time China supported the Pakistan based terrorist. China has always been a reliable friend of the Government of Pakistan.
Disappointed with China, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) decided to boycott Chinese goods and burn all the existing Chinese products.
The CAIT said, they will burn all the goods on the 19th of March and teach a lesson to China.
The CAIT said, “The CAIT has launched a national campaign to boycott Chinese goods among the trading community of the country, calling the traders not to sell or buy Chinese goods.”
Boycotting Chinese products will affect the economy of China, as India is said to be one of China’s biggest trading partners. From mobiles to toys, the Indian markets are flooded with Chinese products, which helps the Chinese traders gain a good profit and improve the economy of China.
Ashwini Mahajan, a leader of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the same.
Ashwini said, “Government of India needs to take immediate action to raise tariff duties on all Chinese imports (sic.)” He further wrote, “China, which is already under economic stress, thanks to trade war initiated by the U.S. and other trade partners of China, will definitely realise the implications of the unjust action of protecting terrorists.”
A senior government official, who wished to remain anonymous, denied the implementation of any such moven and said, India is not in a position to boycott Chinese products as the electronics from China would be difficult to replace.
The citizens of India took to Twitter and expressed their anger towards China and the Chinese market, with #BoycottChineseProducts.