Oppo India to take strict action against staff for insulting Indian flag
Chinese handset maker Oppo India said that it will take serious action against those responsible for the alleged incident, in which a Chinese national reportedly tore a picture of the Indian flag and threw it in the dustbin.
#Noida sec 63, A-154B, Oppo Mobile India's office employee disrespected NATIONAL FLAG, people protesting in anger.— Vipin Sharma (@itgeniegroup) March 28, 2017
" We deeply regret this unfortunate incident and are extending all our corporation to the concerned authorities. and will take appropriate action soon,'' said a spokesperson.
The spokesperson further said, "Oppo as a brand has deep respect for Indians and is strongly rooted as well as localised in the country and our 99 percent of our employees are Indians."
Earlier on Tuesday, Hundreds of protesters took the streets protesting outside the office where a Chinese national of a mobile phone company tore and threw an Indian flag in a dustbin.
The incident happened in Sector 63, Noida office when a Chinese national, who works as a production manager in the company, allegedly tore off the national flag pasted on a wall and threw it into a dustbin. The tricolour was put up on the wall on January 26, when the company celebrated Republic Day.
A police complaint was filed against the Chinese national for showing disrespect to the national flag, based on a complaint filed by the company employees.
Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with the news that Chinese company Oppo India has disrespected the Indian national flag and sharp reactions poured in against the company.
Earlier this year, online commerce website Amazon (Canada) drew sharp criticism after doormats based on the Indian flag were found up for sale. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was quick to react, demanding Amazon Canada immediately remove the content and issue an unconditional apology for disrespecting the tricolour.