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CAIT comes out in support of Ladakh’s Sonam Wangchuk to avoid Chinese products

Published: June 1, 2020

Trader’s body CAIT on Sunday expressed solidarity with Ladakh-based educational reformer and visionary Sonam Wangchuk’s appeal to boycott
Chinese goods.

Amid tensions between India and China, Wangchuk, the man who inspired the
Bollywood block-buster ‘3 Idiots’, has appealed and asked Indians to boycott
all Chinese companies.In a tweet, engineer-turned-educational reformer asked people to boycott all Chinese products to stop Beijing’s “bullying” in Ladakh and liberate 1.4 billion bonded labourers in the country.

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which claims to represent 7 crore traders, said it has identified about 3,000 categories of heavily imported Chinese products “which must immediately be replaced by Indian products as good quality Indian replacements are available for such products”.

CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said it will educate traders across the country to stop importing as well as selling these products, and more
products will soon be verified and added to the list.

Thetrader’s body said, “The whole country understands the importance of hurting China economically and therefore we wholeheartedly welcome this great initiative and will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sonam Wangchuk”.

However, CAIT has also appealed to Indian manufacturers to “get their act
together” and gear up to shoulder the responsibility.

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