Hyundai tweet controversyDate: 09 February 2022 Tags: India & World
Hyundai Motors has denied its support to a tweet made by a Hyundai dealer in Pakistan in support of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
Hyundai, a South-Korean automobile giant, has presence in both India and Pakistan.
The twitter handle called Hyundai Pakistan Official sent out message to remember ‘sacrifices’ of people of Kashmir and said it stands in solidarity during their continued struggle for ‘freedom’.
The posts were also shared on Facebook but were shortly taken down. The users however picked them up before their removal.
The official handle of Hyundai Motors India said that it has stood for strong ethos of respecting nationalism since its presence.
The company said that India was second home to the automobile brand and it observes zero tolerance policy towards insensitive communication.
Hyundai is the second largest carmakers in India after Maruti Suzuki, the leader. It is also one of the top exporters of cars from India.
The company has recorded a growth of 19.2% in its sale of vehicles in India for the year 2021.
Pakistan solidarity day
Pakistan observes February 5th as Kashmir Solidarity Day in order to show its support to the separatist movement of the Union territory.
The observations were first proposed by Qazi Hussain Ahmad of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1990. The commemoration stated in 2004.