Varanasi: Local weavers and sari traders burnt Chinese silk fabrics on Thursday in protest against the Chinese aggression on the border in which 20 personnel of the Indian armed force lost their lives. The protesters also took pledge of complete boycott of Chinese silk and other goods.

Displaying placards against China, several weavers and sari traders assembled at weaver dominated Batri Bazar in Jaitpura locality to express their solidarity with Indian Army. They torched Chinese goods including Banarasi saris made of China silk, poster of the flag and the President of China. The traders said that they would not use the Chinese silk in weaving and are ready to bear the financial burden of the boycott.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, people associated with Ganga Seva Nidhi lit 501 earthen lamps at Dashashwamedh ghat to pay tributes to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice while protecting the motherland.

A group of lawyers had also burnt the flag of China and carried out a procession in kutchehry on Wednesday to express their anger against China.