A US multinational retail chain is selling a globe that shows ‘Kashmir’ as an independent country and Arunachal Pradesh part of China, triggering outrage among Indian customers.
Pictures of the globe being sold at Costco stores in Canada and elsewhere have gone viral on social media that show India’s map without Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh.
While the globe shows Kashmir as a separate territory, Arunachal Pradesh is shown as part of China.
Several Twitter users tweeted images of the globe in question and expressed shock and outrage.
It has been stated that the globe carries ‘Made in China’ mark.
A complaint has been filed with the Costco management in this regard and Indian-origin customers have demanded that the globe be withdrawn from sale immediately.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is a US multinational firm that operates a chain of warehouse clubs. In 2015, Costco was the second largest retailer in the world after Walmart.
Costco operates more than 700 warehouses in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, Iceland and France.