Indian Americans have called for 'Boycott China', a protest demonstration against China at the iconic Times Square in New York.
This protest comes in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured.
Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans.
Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans.
The protestors believe that even though the "boycott China" campaign has already been more successful than anticipated, there is still a lot to be done apart from simply stalling the use of Chinese products.
Members of the Tibetan community on Friday staged a protest against China outside the Chinese Consulate in New York. Demonstrators raised anti-China slogans and were seen waving the Indian and US flags. They were also seen holding a banner reading 'Global Movement to Boycott Made in China'. Last week, Indian American, Taiwanese Americans and Tibetans demonstrated against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. The protests come in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal during Indo-American investment series talk on June 25 said that US was largest trading partner but last year, it has now become the largest merchandise trading partner also. Piyush Goyal further said, "It's time to give a message to people that international trade can only be successful if there are peace and harmony and collective efforts to ensure that sovereign interests of both nations are mutually respected by each-other."
Rahul Dubey, an Indian-American gave shelter to 70 protestors at his home in Washington DC. While talking to ANI, he said, "What I saw was nothing short of genocide. When that is happening, people getting clubbed on head, pepper-sprayed in back, it is just pure horror and terror that I can never even imagine". He further added, "I just saw that people were getting crushed and I opened up the door and started yelling 'get in, get in', it was the only safe haven that was around. It wasn't a conscious decision. If it would be a conscious decision, I would 100 percent do it again". Protestors across the United States have been protesting since May 25, when the 46-year-old African-American man died in police custody in Minneapolis. The Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser, announced curfew after protests near White House. Nearly 40 cities imposed curfew in response to violent protests across the US. The countrywide protests erupted when a video showing a policeman kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes, while the African-American man kept saying that he could not breathe.
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A protest was carried out in downtown Toronto against Chinese oppression on August 01. Protestors urged the international community to take measures to tackle Chinese oppression. The protest was organised by Canada Hong Kong Link, Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance, Indian, Tibetans, Vietnamese and Taiwanese Diaspora on August 1. Protestors chanted 'Modi, Modi, Modi,' and praised India's democrac
Tibetans protested against Communist Party of China in Dharamshala's suburb on July 23. The protestors carried placards and posters with a message written on it -'XI Fails Tibet' and 'Free Tibet Now'. They also unfurled the banner which reads-'Down With China'. While peaking to ANI, the National Director of Student for a Free Tibet India, Rinzin said, "Today we are here to protest against the Chinese Communist Party especially the government itself because July 23 marks the 99th anniversary of Communist Party of China (CPC). Usually, this is a day of celebration for Chinese but as a Tibetan this is a sad moment for us because the foundation of CPC is based on bloodshed and dictatorship that's why we are here to protest." "We did a banner action and unfurled a 30*50 feet banner which reads 'Down With China', 'Tibet Independence India's Security' and 'Free Tibet Now'. We are here to request to government of India to specifically raise the issue of Tibet," she added.
Five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of Tibetans-in-exile held a protest in Dharamshala on July 17 to make their voices heard about the oppressive rule in Tibet by China. They demonstrated their demands on the occasion of International Justice Day. "We want international organizations and communities to stand together against China and hold China accountable," said Tenzin Khando, who is part of Central Tibetan Women's Association.
Vehicular movement on Prithvi Highway in Nepal was disrupted on Monday due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall at different places. Hundreds of vehicles were stuck on the highway due to the landslides in various locations of Dhading and Chitwan, the major gateway to capital Kathmandu. The 174-kilometre long Prithvi Highway runs through Nepal and connects Kathmandu to interior parts of the country. Parts of the Himalayan nation on July 20 received rainfall averaging 100 millimeters in less than 24 hours. More rainfall is likely, according to the Meteorological Department. As per the department, there is a high chance of rainfall in mountainous districts in the next five days, increasing the risk of landslides.
District Administration has completed the preparations to open the 'Chardham Yatra' for pilgrims from within the state from July 1. The pilgrimage was remained shut for months to curb the spread of COVID-19. The pilgrims visiting the temples will be limited and they will not be allowed to enter some parts of the temples. Wearing masks, sanitising hands and maintaining social distance will be mandatory during the pilgrimage. The four famous Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand's Garhwal region are known as 'Chardham'.
The campaign to boycott Chinese products continued in the national capital following the violent face-off at Galwan Valley in Ladakh in the month of June. Sarojini Nagar Market Association joined the campaign of boycotting Chinese goods. The members of market association were carrying placards and wearing face masks with a message of 'Boycott China'. They were spreading awareness of using domestic products and boycott Chinese goods. They have urged people to adopt 'swadeshi' (indigenous) products.
Locals and market organizations staged a 'Jan Jagaran Abhiyan' and supported indigenous products and protested against Chinese goods. The protestors raised their voice around Delhi's Chhatarpur area and requested shopkeepers to boycott China. 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' has boosted country's shift towards self-reliance following Galwan valley clash.
To make the country self-reliant, the Delhi Merchants Association has been engaged in providing employment to the common people. They are preparing rakhis made from clay and seeds. To pay respect to soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan valley clash, they want to send 5000 rakhis.