INDIAN traders urge people to boycott Chinese made products

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MODI government is under pressure as Indian traders remain firm on their resolve not to sell products made in China and continue to urge people to boycott Made in China goods in view of its aggression on India’s territory in Ladakh and killing as many as 20 Indian army personnel in cold blood. Condemning China for its “military aggression” and killing of the  Indian soldiers on Monday, June 15 night, Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General, Confederation of All India Traders, said it has decided to aggressively step up its nationwide campaign to boycott Chinese goods. CAIT  has released a list of about 500 broad categories of commodities that have over 3,000 Chinese products. CAIT, claiming to represent  70 million traders across India, has urged several  Bollywood biggies and other eminent persons not to promote any products including gadget and equipment made in China. It has sent the letters among others to Deepika Padukone, Amir Khan, Katrina Kaif and India cricket captain Virat Kohli. Indigenous products should be promoted, Khandelwal said adding for this purpose superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty and others should be involved. The CAIT has decided to step up nationwide movement against the boycott of Chinese goods launched on 10 June under its campaign ‘Bhartiya Samaan-Hamara Abhimaan’,” said Delhi based Khandelwal. “Taking the campaign forward, the CAIT  has released a broad list of over 450 broad categories of commodities to boycott Chinese goods and promote the use of Indian goods”. Among these are cosmetics, bags, toys, furniture, footwear, watches made in China. We have resolved to boycott continued border skirmishes. Indian traders have taken a very firm pledge and resolve to teach China a strong lesson by reducing Chinese imports and will leave no stone unturned to achieve the target of One Lakh crore set by CAIT. Even though the business of traders will suffer, as quite a few are importing from China, but still for them nothing comes before national interest and they have decided to stand in solidarity with the movement,” CAIT said in its statement. (courtesy to PTI for the above picture)

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