AFTER OUTRAGE, AMAZON CANADA REMOVES INDIAN FLAG DOORMAT FROM ITS WEBSITE

The article originally appeared on India Today.

Hear it is a bit modified.

Though there is no official word from Amazon or from its India or Canada subsidiaries, it seems that the outrage the doormats based on the Indian flag on Amazon Canada website created has forced the global online retail giant to remove the product from its website as demanded by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

This is how the website looks now on searching for ‘doormat Indian flag’.

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Few hours earlier, when the news broke, the search phase returned with different doormats based on the Indian tricolour available for sale.

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The Indian Flag doormat on Amazon Canada website angered Indians and Sushma Swaraj had demanded an unconditional apology from Amazon for disrespecting the Indian flag and had asked the company to immediately withdraw the product. She had warned the global giant that India would not grant visa to any Amazon official and would withdraw the earlier ones in case immediate action was not taken.

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What Sushma expressed through her tweets was an expression of Indians across the spectrum as rightly pointed out by Kiren Rijiju who said that Sushma ji had vented out the sentiments of every self respecting Indian.

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The controversy erupted after a tweet pointed out this to Sushma Swaraj with a screen grab from Amazon Canada website.

Atul Bhobe @atulbhobe – @SushmaSwaraj Madam. Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats. Please take action.

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AMAZON DISRESPECTS INDIAN FLAG, SUSHMA ASKS FOR UNCONDITIONAL APOLOGY, THREATENS TO CANCEL VISAS

The article originally appeared on India Today.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is extremely angry and has demanded unconditional apology from Amazon, the world’s and India’s biggest online retailer and one of the world’s most prized companies, for disrespecting the Indian flag.

She has said that Amazon must tender unconditional apology and must withdraw all such products that disrespect the Indian flag or else India will not issue visa to any Amazon official and will also rescind the visas issued earlier.

Sushma Swaraj ‏@SushmaSwaraj
Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately.
If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier.

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Atul Bhobe (@atulbhobe) from Navi Mumbai had tweeted a screenshot from Amazon Canada website showing many doormats available for sale having Indian tricolour as the base design.

Atul Bhobe @atulbhobe
@SushmaSwaraj Madam. Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats. Please take action.

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Sushma Swaraj immediately responded to it saying that the Indian High Commission in Canada should immediately take it up with Amazon at the highest level.

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