Business Bureau :
Condemning the attack on Indian soldiers by Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan valley, the Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) said that the traders would boycott Chinese products. The apex body traders of the region which is representing more than 13 lakh traders, also said that the traders stand by the nation and security forces who sacrifice their lives to safeguard the country.
On Thursday, the NVCC members held demonstrations in the premises of the NCVV office at Civil Lines to protest against China. Besides, the NVCC has also decided to observe a peaceful protest on Friday at Variety Square in the city at 5.30 pm. The Chamber is organising the protest in the markets to sensitise the traders and even buyers. Ashwin Mehadia, President of the Chamber, said that the Union Government should impose heavy duty on Chinese products so that its sale in the country could be brought down. “We need to discourage all the traders from selling these products.
At the same time people should also avoid buying Chinese products. We must teach a lesson to our neighbouring country which is trying to destabilize peace and harmony in India,” he said. Mehadia said that every citizen should start boycotting the Chinese products and use Indian merchandises that are not only best but affordable also. Mehadia further urged the Union Government to cancel all the trade agreements signed recently between India and China. Ramavtar Totla, secretary of the Chamber, said that Indians consumers should buy products manufactured in the country.
“There are more than 3,000 products that are being imported from China. Together we can stop this and promote Indian goods in its place. This approach will give a much needed boost to our country’s economy. Apart from this, China will also learn a lesson if we stop buying Chinese goods,” he said. The Chamber had called a special meeting of all the office-bearers to discuss the current situation between India and China. China had recently attacked on Indian Army in which 20 soldiers had lost their lives. Vice President of the Chamber Arjundas Ahuja, Faruque Akbani, Sanjay Agrawal, Sachin Punyani, Anil Ahirkar, Shabbir Shakir, Raju Makhija and others were present on the occasion.