After Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility of the Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF troopers were martyred, there were hopes that China won’t block UN move to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist this time.
However, China needs Azhar to ensure the overall security of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from the Taliban, as it passes through several locales that are JeM strongholds.
As BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, it is almost as if India is still paying the price for freeing Azhar and gifting the UNSC seat to China in 1950.
To restrict the terror attack mastermind’s moves and take action against him, for years India has been trying to designate him a global terrorist. The efforts started in 2009; in 2016, the United States, United Kingdom, and France joined hands in the efforts to ban Azhar.
As China exhibited an absolute lack of empathy and disregard for India’s safety and let Azhar go scot-free again, angry Indians wish to pull off a Doklam-like boycott move. Twitter has been flooded with #BoycottChineseProducts, and this time too, no one is taking it lightly. Almost all these social media users agree that boycotting Chinese goods would be the best way to deal a blow at the China's economy and teach them a lesson.