JAMMU, Feb 17: Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM)has appealed all Indians to boycott the Chinese goods in view of anti India tirade launched by China.
The national organizing secretary of the Manch, Kashmiri Lal and its North India organizing secretary Satish Kumar told reporters here today that the people should boycott the Chinese products in the larger national interests.
They said the Manch has started a nationwide campaign in this regard since January this year.
They said during the 1962 war China had annexed 37500 square kilometer of Indian territory and 3080 Indian soldiers laid down their lives in that war. Besides, Pakistan had gifted 5180 sqkms of J&K territory to China and still China is making claim over 90,000 sqkms of Indian territory in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
They said in 2015-16 India lost 52.8 Billion dollar due to trade with China. The total transaction in trade between India and China is 71.6 billion dollar out of which India imports 61.8 billion dollar while the export from India to China is nine billion dollar only.
The Manch leaders said that China created impediments at international level in India’s entry in Nuclear Supply Group (NSG) and openly it is supporting terrorist groups and giving protection to the terrorist leaders. The Jaish-e-Mehmood head Azhar Masood is one among them, they added.
They said the Manch is launching a signature campaign
through which people will be asked to take a solemn pledge that being the patriotic people they will boycott Chinese products to increase employment opportunities in the country.
They said in the month of November a grand programme will be held in which the FDI and Chinese increasing anti India propaganda will be the main issues. In the month of March the Manch will launch signature campaign and district level programmes all over the country, they added.