The call to boycott Chinese goods and China-made items is taking strong precedence in the country. While social-media is brim with posts supporting the move, several celebs such as Sonam Wangchuk have also come forward and joined the movement.
A consequence of events in the past few months
Several factors have combined to provide the drive to this nationwide campaign. A common link is the ire against China amongst the citizens.
While China has always been a thorn when it comes to India’s view of terrorists settled in Pakistan, in the last few weeks, the military aggressiveness shown by China has also angered India.
Most importantly, the Coronavirus, which has brought the entire world to a standstill had originated in China, and this is also one of the major reasons for the fume. Recently, PM Narendra Modi announced the ‘Self-Reliant’ campaign which was a sort of a vent through which the campaign gathered momentum.
“Indians Can Only Bark”
In 2016, when the ‘Make In India’ campaign was in news, a similar situation had existed in the country. It was at that time that the Chinese media took a few ugly shots at the people of India. Here is what they said:
“China has consistently opposed India’s efforts to declare terrorists settled in Pakistan as international terrorists. Due to this, Indians are very angry and it is they who have appealed for a boycott of Chinese products. Indian products cannot compete with Chinese products in any case. India can only bark and cannot do anything on the ever-increasing trade deficit of both countries.”
Well, this arrogance deserves treatment and it is high time that we get ourselves involved in the campaign.
Source: News Track Live