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Amid border standoff, protesters in northern India call for boycott of Chinese goods

STORY: In the wake of rising border tensions with China, scores of protesters in India’s northern Kanpur city on Sunday (August 06) took out a protest rally against the Chinese products.

The agitators staged the protest ahead of 75th anniversary of Quit India movement, which was launched by iconic freedom figure Mahatma Gandhi on August 09, 1942, to oust British rulers.

Taking a cue from the movement, the protesters urged people to boycott Chinese goods and wage an economic war against its companies.

Indian and Chinese troops continue to be locked in a standoff in Doklam plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China.

China alleged that India’s intrusion into its territory under the pretext of defending Bhutan’s territorial claims, has not only violated Beijing’s territorial sovereignty, but also challenged Bhutan’s independence.

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