Hyundai India faces backlash over pro-separatist tweet by HyundaiPakistan

Newsroom24x7 Network

A Twitter account of Nishat motors – a Hyundai dealer in Pakistan with the handle @hyundaiPakistanOfficial had posted a message supporting what they call the ‘Kashmir Solidarity’ day with the message: “Let us support the sacrifices of our Kashmiri brothers and stand in support as they continue to struggle for freedom”.

In India, there is total outrage over the twitter post by the Hyundai dealer in Pakistan.

#BoycottHyundai is trending on Twitter in India. People in India have bombarded the with messages asking everyone to go for total boycott of Hyundai cars in the country.

To douse the fire ignited by the the twitter handle @PakistanHyundai, Hyundai India said in a statement:

“Hyundai Motor India has been committed to the Indian market for more than 25 years now and we stand firmly for our strong ethos of respecting nationalism.”

“The unsolicited social media post linking Hyundai Motor India is offending our unparalleled commitment and service to this great country. India is second home to the Hyundai brand and we have zero tolerance policy towards insensitive communication and we strongly condemn any such view.
As part of our commitment to India, we will continue our efforts towards the betterment of the country as well as its citizens.”

After the matter has flared up, the controversial post is now floating freely in a photo format on social media.

@PakistanHyundai account of the Hyundai dealer in Pakistan says its “Tweets are protected –  Only approved followers can see @PakistanHyundai’s Tweets.”

Sunday night, Ashutosh Soni, an Indian citizen tweeted:
“I booked #Hyundai Verna a month ago & it was due to be deliver this month but after seeing #HyundaiPakistan post, supporting separatism in #Kashmir,India, cancelled the Verna & called the Honda outlet and taken the delivery of Honda City today itself.
“That’s it” he went on to underscore with #BoycottHyundai

The message from India is loud and clear – the people of India will not tolerate any entity or multinational enterprise that supports separatism and challenges the sovereignty and Integrity of India. – Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-Chief Newsroom24x7

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