China on Wednesday vetoed and put a hold on a proposal at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to put a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. This was the fourth time China blocked such a move.
The hold can last up to nine months, after which China can use its veto power to formally block/terminate the proposal. A UNSC ban would have subjected Masood Azhar to travel ban, assets freeze and an arms embargo.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that "the cost of gifting UNSC seat to China in 1950 is haunting us."
The.cost of freeing Azhar in 1999 is now haunting us. The cost of gifting UNSC seat to China in 1950 is haunting us today. The cost of filing an illegal petition in UN on J&K is bleeding us everyday. Learn to introspect before blaming others. There are no free lunches— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 14, 2019
The government said it would pursue 'all available avenues' to bring terrorists to justice. However, angry Indians took to Twitter seeking a boycott of Chinese products in India. These included Chinese smartphone brands like Xiaomi and applications like TikTok.
Here are some of the tweets trending with #BoycottChineseProducts hashtag:
चाइनीज सामानों का सामूहिक बहिस्कार हो दोस्तो— Hiren Sodha (@HirenSodha3) March 14, 2019
लेने वाले ओर खास कर बेचने वाले
चलो हो जाए और एक बार धुलाई #BoycottChineseProducts @Maulik_7777 @SureshChavhanke @sardanarohit @KANABARDr @bharatThakkar77 pic.twitter.com/rCntEMSv2N
#BoycottChina #BoycottChineseProducts #BoycottMadeInChina— vernaculartube (@vernaculartube) March 14, 2019
Indian govt can not impose economic sanctions on china like America but we Indian ppl can avoid buying Chinese "made in china" products as far as possible...(including in holi dewali) pic.twitter.com/seHREyHaai