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#BoycottChineseProducts trending in India as China vetoes bid against Masood Azhar at UNSC

As China shot down an Indian bid to declare Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, the hashtag #BoycottChineseProducts was trending in India on Thursday.

Indian nationals bashed China and called for a ban on its products amid much outrage.

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27, after the attack in Pulwama on Feb 14 that had killed 40 Indian troops.

Indians took to Twitter to express rage over China – who has blocked such a move for the fourth consecutive time.

Indian National Congress (INC) President Rahul Gandhi lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being “scared of Chinese President Xi”.

Suhasini Haider, Diplomatic Affairs Editor at The Hindu, fears that “China’s blocking the proposal will have consequences for India-China ties on an issue that means a lot here [in India]”.

Renowned Indian author Shashi Tharoor accused China of being an “enabler of terrorism”.

Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai ripped the Indian hypocrisy and observed that ” [even Indian] shows are sponsored by Chinese cos as is the IPL?”

India Today Director Rahul Kanwal, who was earlier mercilessly schooled by Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed, threatened Masood Azhar in a filmy way. “Tera time aaye ga Masood Azhar,” he wrote.

Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah noted that “Pakistan [got] its way once again”.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy‏ recalled the history lesson and regretted the Indian decision to “gift” its UNSC seat to China.

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