Traders body calls for boycott of Chinese goods

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.

“We are launching a national campaign asking traders not to buy or sell any Chinese products, especially ahead of the festival of Holi,” CAIT National Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said.

The traders’ body has asked its members to burn Chinese products on March 19 to mark their protest 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 orchestrated by the JeM in Kashmir’s Pulwama district killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

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