The Mumbai school principals’ association is considering to issue an “appeal” for students to stop buying ‘Made in China‘ goods. The decision comes in the backdrop of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Dokalam area in Sikkim sector.
“It is not an order but an appeal to students, who are going to be the future citizens of our country. I think it was necessary to take such steps as a support to our leaders,” says, Prashant Redij, Mumbai School Principals’ Association secretary. “We have prepared a draft regarding the same. Once it is approved by all members of the association, we will circulate it in schools in the Mumbai metropolitan region,” he added.
There are around 1,500 schools in the Mumbai region under this association. They are checking the legal aspects of the appeal and are making it as the association is thinking at its level. This step from School Principals is a move to counter the China’s stand on our borders.
The international trade agreements and their obligation on the Indian government might interrupt ban on one country’s goods. “I do not understand it in-depth, but I am aware of the fact that a blanket ban is impossible,” says Redij.
China and India have been engaged near the Bhutan tri-junction in the standoff in the Dokalam area for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s attempt to build a road. A 220-km section falls in Sikkim of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh.