Oppo sacks Chinese employee who insulted Indian flag


New Delhi : Chinese mobile phone company Oppo on Wednesday said it has fired the employee who insulted the Indian flag at its Noida factory premises yesterday.

“We have zero tolerance for such matters and have taken strict action in terminating the individual and continue working very closely with the authorities on the matter,” Oppo India said in a statement here.

Protest had broken out yesterday at the Noida plant of Oppo after workers alleged that one of their Chinese colleagues had thrown the Indian National Flag to a dustbin.

Earlier in the day, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson told a media briefing in Beijing that China hopes the Indian authorities would “properly” resolve the issue.

“We hope that it will be resolved properly. The Chinese government always asks its Chinese enterprises and staff overseas to abide by local law, regulations and respect local practices and customs,” the spokesperson said.

Oppo India regretted the “unfortunate incident” and reaffirmed that this was an individual’s behaviour that in no way represented the company’s position.

“Based on the recent incident and after thorough investigation with the concerned authorities, we have found that a worker discarded the Indian Flag from the table during regular external material check,” the company statement said.

“We at OPPO India would like to restate our deep respect for India and the people here. Since our establishment in India, OPPO has been committed to the development of the industry and local communities. Our priority is the well being of our employees and the community we service,” it said.

Stressing that it has “deep respect” for India and its culture, the company said it continues to obey the applicable laws and regulations in India and will not tolerate any misconduct.

Source : Zee News

Oppo employees allege Chinese official insulted Indian flag, FIR lodged

Noida : Hours after an Indian flag was allegedly torn and thrown in a dustbin, a Chinese citizen working at a mobile phone company office located in Noida’s Sector 63 was booked for allegedly insulting the Tricolour.

“An FIR under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, has been registered against Suhahu, who is said to be a production manager. He is a Chinese citizen who works at the Oppo office in Noida. The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaints filed by Indian employees of the mobile company,” said Gaurav Grover, Circle Officer, Noida 1st.

Around 7 am on Tuesday, hundreds of employees of Chinese mobile company Oppo gathered at the office, waving the Indian flag and shouting slogans. They were joined by members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad who demanded strict action against Suhahu.

Protesting employees at Oppo maintained that a celebration had taken place on January 26 during which a few Indian flags had been put up in different parts of the office. While employees of the organisation claimed that CCTV footage is likely to show the accused tearing the national flag, police maintained that the investigation has not confirmed this till now.

“The complainants allege that Suhahu had torn the flag and thrown it in a dustbin on Monday evening, between 3 to 4.30 pm. However, we have not received any evidence that corroborates this. Today, the accused was not present at the office. If investigation shows that the allegations are true, action against the accused will be taken,” Grover said.

Source : Indian Express

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