September 26, 2016 5:01:06 am
In a protest against the Uri terror attack, an association of Muslim traders in Vadodara on Sunday decided not to sell or consume various made in Pakistan products such as heena, spices and perfumes.
Muslim Traders’ Association, an unregistered group of Muslims traders in the city, also took out a protest march and burnt made in pakistan products near Mandvi area. They also appealed to other businessmen to join them.
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“Made in Pakistan products such as spices, perfumes, maskara, gutkha, soaps and clothes are commonly used in the Muslim families in India. During festival seasons, all these products are consumed in large numbers. We Muslim Traders’ Association of Mandvi have decided that we will not sell or consume any made in Pakistan product,” said Fareed Cutpiecewala, a cloth merchant and Congress councillor of Ward No. 7 in the VMC.
According to Cutpiecewala, their group is of around 150 small and medium retail merchants and all of them have agreed to join hands to boycott Pakistani products.
“We have decided to stop selling various Pakistan made products to mark our protest. Thus, we will make Pakistan weaker economically,” said Imtiaz Attarwala, who runs a perfume shop in Mandvi area.
“I am urging the Central government to ban all products of Pakistan in India and I request all Indians not to buy Pakistani products. This is a small effort from our side, but if we all come together we can teach lesson to Pakistan, which is nurturing terrorism,” added Cutpiecewala.
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