A video of Narendra Modi’s party men burning effigies of Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un from West Bengal’s Asansol has gone viral.
This happened because BJP workers confused Kim Jong Un with China President Xi Jinping. Angry with China, the workers hit the streets to made their fury known. They burnt effigies and yelled ‘Boycott China’. Unfortunately, there was a slight mix up.
In the video, a group of men sporting BJP facemasks can be seen protesting. When asked, they respond saying that they are out to burn Kim Jong Un’s effigy. Take a look:
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The video has now gone viral on social on media.
The clash in Galwan Valley between the Indian and Chinese troops on Monday night is the biggest confrontation between the two militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La when India lost around 80 soldiers while over 300 Chinese army personnel were killed. Monday’s clash resulted in the deaths of over 20 Indian soldiers; China too faced casualties, although the specific number is unknown.
The standoff has stirred anti-China sentiments in India, with protesters and some trade bodies like CAIT calling for a boycott of Chinese products in protest to border standoff. Hashtags like #BoycottChina, #BoycottMadeinChina and #BoycottChineseProducts have been trending on social media.