Siliguri, 19th June: After the death of 20 Indian soldiers in an unsolicited clash between the Chinese and Indian troops at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, protests have flared up across the entire country including Siliguri.
During such circumstances, traders of Siliguri have called for a boycott of Chinese goods and also demanded to rename the city’s oldest Hong Kong Market.
The 50-year-old market is known for selling Chinese goods at affordable rates and is very popular among tourists as well as the locals.
Furthermore, the traders have decided to give vocal for local to increase the economic conditions of India.
Pranatosh Saha, Joint Secretary of Siliguri Hong Kong Market Vyabasayee Samiti, stated that they have received proposals regarding changing the name of the market. Saha added that the matter will be considered and a decision will be taken after proper analysis.
On the other hand, another trader Samrat Ghosh stated that keeping in mind the current situation, they are ready to support whatever decision the government takes for the welfare of the country.
“To protest against China, the entire country has to come together and boycott Chinese goods”, he added.