#BoycottChineseProducts trends on Indian social media after latest block by China
China has once again blocked a move to designate the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group behind the Kashmir bomb attack as a terrorist, sparking indignation and calls for a boycott on Indian social media.
Masood Azhar, who founded JeM in 1999, is currently believed to be the coordinator of the February 14 suicide bomb attack in Kashmir in which 40 Indian troops were killed.
A proposal was brought forward by the US, Britain, and France to the UN Security Council’s Islamic State and Al-Qaeda sanctions committee on February 27 to have him blacklisted, his assets frozen, in addition to imposing a travel ban and an arms embargo on Azhar.
China requested a delay to examine the request in more detail, but provided no additional details. This marks the fourth time China, a close ally of Pakistan, has blocked the move in the UN Security Council. In a statement, the Indian government said it would pursue “all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice.”
#china supporting terrorism again...Indian JANTA doesn't need more explanation than this to #BoycottChina and #BoycottChineseProducts#ChinaBacksTerrorpic.twitter.com/H2kCZwgpXu— Gaurav Goel (@goelgauravbjp) March 14, 2019
India - China bilateral trade in 2017 - $84.44 billion.India's exports to China - $16.34 billion.India's imports from China - $68.10 billion.Trade deficit - $51.75 Now it is time to #BoycottChineseProducts to Protest Beijing block on UN action on terror.#BoycottChina— Subodh Kant Sahai (@SubodhKantSahai) March 14, 2019
In a statement, the Indian government said it would pursue “all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice.”
Why we import $80 billion worth of product from China ?We should boycott this and #BoycottChineseProducts#BoycottChina@narendramodi#boycott#China#ChinaBacksTerrorpic.twitter.com/V8felzl8kH— Priyank Dev 🇮🇳 (@priyank_dev) March 13, 2019
I uninstalled #TikTok & I urge every Nationalist Indian to #BoycottChineseProducts for good and teach these Chinese Traitors a lesson for life pic.twitter.com/QVk08F5b3X— रुपेश🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Rajpoot_Roopesh) March 14, 2019
News of China’s block broke late Wednesday, immediately sparking widespread calls for a boycott of Chinese products on Indian social media.
#BoycottChina#ChinaBacksterror#BoycottChineseProducts Also boycott chinese app pic.twitter.com/vTptYkpExt— Abhishek Chandra (@abhichandra_ac) March 13, 2019
What a joke @sanjaypugalia ji! From sponsoring our Television 📺 shows to our cricket teams to the tournaments to every other thing seen in our market places to the Malls is #chinese and we are talking #BoycottChineseProducts ! They must B laughing 😆! https://t.co/efQQT0ugGu— zafar sareshwala (@zafarsareshwala) March 14, 2019
People trending #boycottChineseProducts - using their China manufactured cell phone, or laptop😎— Harini Calamur (@calamur) March 14, 2019
Irony met morons today by #BoycottChineseProducts— Balaji Gopal (@gopalbalaji) March 14, 2019
Indians trending #BoycottChineseProducts with Made in China android phones.— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) March 14, 2019
Modi is using Chinese made Bullet Proof Jackets for Our Jawans !#BoycottChina#BoycottChineseProducts#BoycottChineseGoodshttps://t.co/wFDdokZkF4— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) March 14, 2019
However, the reality of the situation quickly became clear to many commenters, who noted both the hypocrisy and near impossibility of a boycott on Chinese products in India.
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