CANADIAN Indians are outraged over the sale of globes manufactured in China which exempt the troubled region of Kashmir from India.
There have been a number of shoppers who bought the globes since late 2017 – sold at major consumer outlets Costco and Homesense – who were angry to find the state of Jammu and Kashmir not included as Indian territory, reported the Hindustan Times.
The only Muslim-majority state in India, Jammu and Kashmir is part of a decades-long territorial conflict between Pakistan and India. China meanwhile claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin regions of the state.
“A country can now freely engage in a veiled war through business and trade practices by influencing young minds with long-term consequences,” National Alliance of Indo-Canadians president Azad Kaushik said, alluding to China, as quoted by the Times.
“The manipulation of a map on an educational globe is but an example of a new kind of war through business in a globalised world.”
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