#IndiaOut in Different Countries in Different Forms

S Alam

In Bangladesh, the current hot topic is the Boycott of Indian products as many people are tired of Indian Hegemony and are reluctant to their democracy. Not only democracy but also India is trying for a colonial attitude in this territory. And Bangladesh is not the only country trying to resist the Indian approach to the country’s sovereignty. Let us check the Asian countries that are trying to give a signal to India by different approaches.


Anti-India feelings rose when the Indian government withdrew its kerosene and cookery gas annuity to Bhutan in the 2013 election process. Indian sentiments have also been attributed to the asleep commentary by Indian envoys and senior political figures. In August 2017, at the stature of the India- China standoff in Doklam, Bhutan (a disputed home claimed by China), former foreign clerk Shyam Saran’s response was entered negatively by the Bhutanese regarding Indian involvement in the expansion of Bhutan’s foreign relations. Misbehavior from some Indian sightseers in Bhutan has led to complaints in the original media, with the Bhutanese government responding by administering a sustainable development figure for indigenous guests.


Anti-India feelings in the Maldives rose when the” India Out” hashtag happened to trend on Twitter on July 26, 2021, Independence Day. Anti-India views date back to when Abdulla Yameen was the President of Maldives in 2013. During the government of Abdulla Yameen, two Dhruv Advanced Light Choppers (ALF) choppers predicated on Addu Atoll and Hanimaadhoo that India blessed to the coast guard of Maldives were returned by the Yameen government, citing military involvement and trouble to the sovereignty of Maldives. Likewise, Yameen criminated India of developing state captures’ intentions during the country’s internal political turmoil when former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed implored Indian involvement. According to Ahmed Azaan of a Maldivian online news association, Dhiyares,”. the” India Out” campaign is a call for the dumping of the Indian service from the Maldives.”


Despite the centuries-long association between the two nations, Nepal has disaccorded with India over territorial difficulties, the motherland of Gautama Buddha, intervention in internal matters and the support of Nepalese racial uneasiness directly accountable for the blockade in 2015. The #BackoffIndia hashtag on Twitter was used by Nepalese around the world, accusing the Indian Government of poking into the country’s internal matter.

Sri Lanka

Anti-Indian bias may be caused by the island nation’s lousy experience with invasions by Tamil Dynasties, their ethical pressures with Sri Lanka’s Tamil nonage, who are criminated of dedication to India, India’s alleged support and training of the LTTE as well as massacres against Tamil Sri Lankan citizens committed by the Indian military denied by the Indians, analogous as the Jaffna sanitorium death.


Calls to change Indian products began trending on Qatari Twitter after clips of Indian establishments attacking and expelling thousands of Muslims in Assam went viral. It led the Indian delegation in Qatar to tweet in response that there was a” vicious attempt on social media to spread abomination and disharmony through false propaganda about India”. A ‘Boycott India’ campaign also sheered in June 2022 after debatable reflections were made against Prophet Muhammad by a couple of BJP members.

India doesn’t have a good relationship with China, Pakistan, India or other ASEAN country’s citizens as well. From Google, you can find many such incidents. The main reason is that they never obey public opinion but impose their views. So, we are not alone. We hope Bangladeshi people can show resistance and give a signal to the Indian government that we also have the right to be independent like other countries.

[This article reflects the author’s personal views only.]