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Janmashtami celebrations: Vrindavan temples to boycott Chinese decoration amid Doka La standoff

Mathura: Janmashtami celebrations in Vrindavan this year have a message: Boycott Chinese goods.

No Chinese lights and decoration items will be used in the celebrations in the shrine complex, according to the Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan.

The priests and the office-bearers of Sri Krishna Janmasthan have called for a boycott of Chinese products in the wake off the Doka La standoff.

"Besides saints and mahants, common man would also be associated in this protest against Chinese products on Janmashtami," Secretary of the Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan Kapil Sharma said on Thursday.

Janmashtami will be celebrated on 14 August.

The organisation decided to boycott Chinese products in the wake of India and China being locked in a face-off in the Doka La area of the Sikkim sector for over 50 days, he said.

Sharma said they will also urge the government to ban import of Chinese goods.

Lord Krishna's birth anniversary in Mathura will be celebrated without using any Chinese good, he said.

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