New Delhi: The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday stepped up its anti-China rhetoric and announced that it would start a door-to-door campaign across the country urging people to boycott Chinese goods and “expose” how the neighbouring country is directly responsible for the coronavirus outbreak.
The VHP’s campaign will also include its men’s and women’s youth wings — Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini.
The Right-wing organisation’s announcement comes days after a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley near the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, in which 20 Indians, including the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar unit, were killed.
VHP’s central secretary general Milind Parande said China “needs to be taught a lesson” and reiterated that “Aksai Chin has been part of Bharat and will ever remain”.
“VHP workers have already started carrying out protests across the country in different ways against China’s adventurism, but to expose it completely, the VHP and its youth wings, Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini, will undertake door-to-door campaigns across the country to wake up the people to Chinese sins, so that the backbone of the wicked Dragon could be given a grievous hurt,” Parande said, adding that India is “stunned and fuming over the fatal attack by China martyring our 20 Bharatiya soldiers”.
‘Not the Bharat of 1962’
Parande said the VHP’s campaign will also be undertaken in villages to make people aware of China’s “wrongdoings”.
“China must understand the one whom it has messed with is not the Bharat of 1962, but of 2020, whose capable leadership, military strength and unity the world is well aware of,” he said.
“The entire world is now well aware of the Chinese greed, wickedness and conspiracies as they used the Chinese virus Covid-19 as an undetectable pandemic weapon to spread over multiple countries and continents to ruin the world’s economy which has also killed millions of innocent unsuspecting people,” the VHP central secretary general added.
‘Dumping ground for inferior products’
The VHP also feels China has made India a dumping ground for its inferior products, which has hurt the Indian economy. Another VHP functionary said the organisation would be reaching out to entrepreneurs and research personnel to make India self-reliant, “so that we will have quality goods that could obviate Chinese goods at the earliest,” this functionary said.
VHP national spokesperson Vinod Bansal added: “Our message to the people through this door-to-door campaign would be to become aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) and focus on our own manufacturing.”