‘Boycott Hyundai’ is trending on Twitter after the car manufacturer’s tweet on Kashmir Solidarity Day from their official Pakistan handle.
On February 5, Hyundai Pakistan Official wrote: “Let us remember the sacrifices of our Kashmiri brothers and stand in support as they continue to struggle for freedom
The message has received flak from Indians for ‘siding with Pakistan’. Social media was soon flooded with messages asking people to not buy cars from the South Korean company
The company issued a statement after the social media rage, however, many felt that the apology was not adequate.
Hyundai Motor India said that the company stands strong on its ethos of respecting nationalism, reiterating its commitment to the Indian market.
Hyundai Motor India is the second-largest carmaker in the country after Maruti Suzuki India. It currently sells 12 models including Creta and Venue in the domestic market.
In December last year, the automaker announced plans to invest around Rs 4,000 crore to drive in around six electric vehicles in India by 2028.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees.