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Protests break out in Noida after Chinese national 'tears' Indian flag

 2017-03-28 14:28:17.0

Protests break out in Noida after Chinese national

New Delhi: Chaos in Noida city's sector 63 broke out, when a Chinese national at a factory of mobile company Oppo tore the Indian flag and threw it out of the shop last on Monday night.

This enraged the Indian employees working there, leading to an outburst outside the company. The protesters, including the Chines mobile company Oppo along with members of Vishva Hindu Parishad, are demanding strong actions against the accused. Police reached the spot to calm, the situation.

"Every corner of the office is under camera surveillance and we have told the police to scan the footage to establish the facts.We cannot tolerate disrespect of our national flag," Vineet Arya, a protester said.

Meanwhile, police have registered the case against the accused Chinese national, who was the production manager in the company. The company has expelled him after the incident.

"The investigation is underway and if allegations against the accused comes out, strict actions will be taken against him," the police officials said.

Nationalism has always been a sensitive issue in the country.

Earlier this year, Amazon India was spotted selling door mats with the National flag pattern on them, which provoked a lot of friction.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took the matter in her hands.

She had asked Amazon to tender an unconditional apology and withdraw all products insulting the tricolor, or no Amazon official will be granted an Indian visa.

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