The violent face-off with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh resulted in the loss of 20 Indian soldiers. The news shook the country and people across the country mourned the Braveheart soldiers. Following the tragic incident, the Traders’ body and The Federation of Western India Cine Employees have asked a complete boycott of 450 categories of Chinese products. The letter also urged celebrities in India to stop promoting these brands.
The letter from the FWICE asked people in the industry to stop hiring people from China. “Time has come to show our real patriotism and the only way for it is that we answer this brutality of China and make them learn a lesson of their life by destroying their economy. Only this will be the way to pay our tribute to the martyrs those laid down their lives protecting our borders in Ladakh,” the letter read.
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The traders’ body has also planned to approach these celebs. In an interview with the Print, Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary of CAIT said, “CAIT will approach various celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Virat Kohli, Aamir Khan, and Ranveer Singh, to name a few, and motivate them to give up these endorsements, keeping in view the sentiments of Indian citizens.”
Boycott Chinese goods
While condemning the Chinese ‘military aggression’, CAIT announced it would take strongest and necessary steps to keep Chinese products out of the country.
The face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers, including the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar unit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a statement assuring that the death of these Jawan will not go in vain
“CAIT has also urged the government to take certain immediate steps like canceling Chinese contracts and making rules for withdrawing investment by Chinese companies into Indian start-ups and corporations, to give a strong, befitting response to China for its unethical and barbaric actions against the Indian soldiers,” said Khandelwal.
He further added that “there is an immediate need to put an end to Chinese dominance in the tech start-up segment”.
The tension between Indian and Chinese troops came at a time when the country is already battling the coronavirus pandemic. While many celebrities have taken to their social media to pay their respects, others have resorted to an exercise a complete blackout of Chinese products in the country. #BoycottChineseProducts and #WeWillCrushChina has been trending on Twitter.