Amid the Doklam standoff between India and China, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday appealed to the people of the country to boycott the use of Chinese products and asserted the need to reclaim Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Pakistan.
Speaking to the media, Ramdev also alleged China of supporting ‘terrosits’ from across the border in Pakistan.
“China is now openly supporting the terrorists of Pakistan. We need to give a befitting reply to Pakistan”
Citing economic implications, he said that Indians should stop purchasing any product — be it be mobile, watches, cars, or toys — that is made in China.
Ramdev also asked all the political parties to set aside their differences and come together on the issue of China.
Speaking further, he once again raised the unrest in the Jammu and Kashmir and appealed to the government to take back Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
“Now the time is to get back PoK from Pakistan,” he said.
Notably, resonating similar sentiments, Baba Ramdev in June had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘immediately’ reclaim PoK and destroy all the terror camps operating from the neighboring country.
Calling PoK as the main cause for the growing unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ramdev said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should launch a campaign to get “PoK territory into its own”
“PoK is the cause of all the problems in Jammu and Kashmir. The only solution I think at this point of time is India acquiring the PoK territory into its own.”
The yoga guru also said that Pakistan is using PoK as a launch pad to infiltrate terrorists in India. “PM Modi should make a start to acquire PoK”, he added.
Ramdev had also asked Pakistan to hand over terrorists like Azhar Masood, Hafiz Sayeed, Dawood Ibrahim to India — as the people were solely responsible for the turbulence at India-Pakistan border. “Bringing these people to India will make PM Modi immortal,” he added.
Delhi and Beijing have locked horns after reports of Chinese army involved in the construction of roads along the controversial Doklam border surfaced in June this year.
The disputed land — Doklam — has long been claimed by the Chinese as their territory and they are now allegedly planning to build a road there. Both Bhutan and India have objected to China over the attempt to build a road in Doklam citing security concerns.
Bhutan recognises Doklam as its area while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. Doka La is the Indian name for the region.