Chinese man tears Tricolour, sparks protests at Noida

Tension prevailed outside mobile phone manufacturer Oppo’s factory here on Tuesday after one of its Chinese employees allegedly threw the Indian national flag in a dustbin.

Published: 29th March 2017 01:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2017 04:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NOIDA: Tension prevailed outside mobile phone manufacturer Oppo’s factory here on Tuesday after one of its Chinese employees allegedly threw the Indian national flag in a dustbin.

The employees of the company staged a protest and they were joined by Vishwa Hindu Parishad members. The company officials have offered unconditional apology after the district authorities and Deputy Labour Commissioner intervened in the matter, officials said.

“Company officials and agitating employees were taken to discussion table. Both promised to resolve the issue amicably,” city magistrate Ramanuj Singh said. Singh said the employees demanded that the CCTV footage should be checked “to identify the Chinese official who threw the Indian flag in dustbin and an FIR be lodged against him. Company officers have offered apology”.

There was a labour dispute between workers and the Chinese company and Deputy Labour Commissioner was called to settle the matter amicably, said district officials.

This is not the first time that there has been an uproar over disrespect to national symbols. A couple of months back, e-commerce giant Amazon was pulled by Union minister Sushma Swaraj for selling doormats depicting the Indian national flag. 

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