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#BoycottChineseProducts: Tweeple outrage after China shields Masood Azhar

After China blocked bid at UN to tag JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Indians on Twitter are seeking boycott of Chinese products

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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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 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 to travel ban, assets freeze and an arms embargo.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that "the cost of gifting UNSC seat to China in 1950 is haunting us."

The government said it would pursue 'all available avenues' to bring terrorists to justice. However, angry Indians took to Twitter seeking a boycott of in India. These included Chinese smartphone brands like Xiaomi and applications like TikTok.

Here are some of the tweets trending with #BoycottChineseProducts hashtag:

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:53 IST