Hello Amazon & Flipkart, if you sell Chinese stuffs, put a disclaimer: Paresh Rawal

At least 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, attained martyrdom in a face-off with China along the LAC in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night. Following this, there is a nationwide outrage over the death of 20 Indian soldiers.

People have expressed outrage over the violent clash in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. They are calling for a boycott of Chinese products across the nation. #BoycottChineseProducts trends on social media, which goes to show that Indians don’t like China and its products. It is to be noted that Beijing is one of the biggest trading partners of India and it exports right from mobile phones to cosmetics.

Now, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal too joined the bandwagon of people who are calling for a boycott of Chinese products and goods. Paresh Rawal has urged e-commerce platforms Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal to add a disclaimer to the Chinese products they are selling.

Taking to Twitter, Rawal wrote, “Hello Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and all the other online merchants, if you are selling Chinese goods, kindly ensure that you put a disclaimer on them,” Rawal tweeted. “As your customer, I would like to know the origin of the product that I am buying.”

Paresh Rawal’s appeal on Twitter to boycott Chinese products garnered him a lot of fans, at the same time, his tweet did not go down well with many users.

One user wrote – Flipkart and Amazon already have a lot of Chinese investment. You have to start buying goods from local vendors. At the same time, another user wrote – I want to say the same sir, but if a person like you raises this matter, then the campaign will definitely bring color. Apart from this, other Twitter users have also agreed with Paresh Rawal.

Paresh Rawal is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who contested the Lok Sabha election from Ahmedabad East in 2014 and secured his seat. However, Rawal decided not to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Following the violent clash between India and China, India has taken an unprecedented step against China. The Indian government has asked BSNL, MTNL and other private companies not to use Chinese equipment. Old tenders will be cancelled and China won’t be allowed to participate.

Earlier this week, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch too urged that Chinese companies should be banned from participation in the tender process in the country. It is to be noted that China is one of the biggest trading partners of India and it exports right from mobile phones to cosmetics.

In a strong message to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the sacrifice of Indian soldiers will not go in vain. PM Modi also paid a heartily tribute to jawans who laid their lives for the nation in the violent face-off with Chinese troops.

It is to be noted that this is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975 in which Beijing has reportedly suffered a huge loss. As per news agency ANI, 43 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an escalated scuffle with Indian soldiers.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.