Civil society calls for boycott of Chinese goods

July 16, 2017 06:53 AM

Mumbai: Following strained relations between India and China over the disputed Bhutan border issue, various political and social groups have called for boycotting Chinese goods in Mumbai.

Score of BJP workers thronged streets in Kalyan and torched China-made goods, maintaining this would persuade shopkeepers to abstain selling china goods.

“We are creating awareness among the people about the problems caused by China at the border and the need to boycott Chinese-made goods,” said Pushpa Ratnaparkhi, who heads the women’s wing of the BJP in Kalyan. She said several traders and shopkeepers in Kalyan had pledged not to sell Chinese-made goods in the larger interest of the country.

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“We are sending out circulars, asking students to boycott China-made stationery items on account of what is happening at the border,” said Prashant Redij, secretary of the association.

However, reports on the ground suggest that availability of China-made goods have not stopped and stores selling cheap Chinese goods are doing brisk business as ever.

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