All the social media platforms like facebook, twitter, instagram and the likes are flooded with messages calling for boycott of Chinese products.
Some have even urged app users to ban Chinese apps completely.
Hashtags like #BoycottChina, #Chinabacksterror, #BoycottChinesegoods and #BoycottChineseproducts aredoing the rounds on Twitter.
Others have urged the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to drop Chinese mobile handset manufacturing brand Vivo from the title sponsor of IPL.
Meanwhile, protesting against China blocking India’s bid to have Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations (UN), the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Thursday called its members to boycott Chinese goods in the country.
CAIT national secretary general Praveen Khandelwal had said that they are launching a national campaign asking traders not to buy or sell any Chinese products, especially ahead of the Holi festival.
As a mark of protest, the traders’ body has asked its members to burn Chinese products on March 19 and has also urged the government to levy high customs duty on all Chinese imports.
China should suffer for shielding Pakistan’s anti-India activities,” said Khandelwal.
China on Wednesday vetoed India’s fourth attempt at the UN to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist. India’s attempts to impose sanctions against the Pakistan-based terrorist came after a suicide attack allegedly orchestrated by the JeM in Kashmir’s Pulwama district killed almost 50 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.