Soon after the Noida police registered an FIR against the Chinese mobile phone company official for allegedly tearing apart the Indian national flag and threw it into a dustbin, social media site Twitter erupted in anger and even urged the citizens to boycott ‘Oppo’ product.
According to the police, the incident took place on March 27 when the Chinese official, working with Oppo mobile phones as a product manager, allegedly tore off the national flag pasted on a wall of the company’s Noida Sector 63 office and threw it into a dustbin.
According to the reports, the flag was put up on the wall on January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day.
Soon after this news broke, people living in nearby areas gathered in large number outside the company’s Noida office and shouted slogans to register their protest.
Here’s how twitteratis reacted on the issue:
#OppoInsult BOYCOTT Oppo products. Arrest, and Deport Chinese official. Indian flag not his Dad’s undergarment to be misused.
— vrag (@indianvolcano) March 28, 2017
— Bhavi (@BhaviniMistry7) March 28, 2017
Oppo chinese head insult our indian flag… Thats why indian youth go high. And do strike in front of oppo…indian youth not compromise pic.twitter.com/bktCzbP6LS
— Sunny Gujjar (@SunnyGu29844962) March 28, 2017
@oppomobileindia In response to the tearing of picture of indian flag by your manager at your factory Love begets love, hate will bring hate
— vinod shah (@vinkshah61) March 29, 2017
Meanwhile reacting on the issue, Oppo India spokesperson said,” We deeply regret this unfortunate incident and are extending all our corporation to the concerned authorities. and will take appropriate action soon.”
“Oppo as a brand has deep respect for Indias and is strongly rooted as well as localised in the country and our 99 percent of our employees are Indians,” the spokesperson added.