Several people across the country have raised their voices in protest in the aftermath of the growing tension between India and China in the Dokalam region. A Gujarat-based company has chosen to protest in a unique way. The company has urged its dealers and associates to boycott their Chinese phones and promised to deliver Indian phones to 400 of its dealers instead. The company took to its Facebook profile and uploaded a poster and stated that the only way to protest against Chinese incursion was to stop using Chinese phones. The company has requested to give away Intex S1 and Karbonn K95 phones which are Made in India. As per India Today, the Managing Director of Rudra TMX Nikhil Gupta said,”China has been provoking India frequently of late. If we want to fight them, we need to target their economy by not buying Chinese products. This is why we have decided to give away Indian-made phones to our dealers who are using Chinese phones. Every citizen should come forward and boycott Chinese products.”
Notably, both India and China have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector where road construction activity by the Chinese was stopped by Indian jawans on July 16. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, 220-km section falls in Sikkim.