Amazon removes India flag doormats after visa threat


Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Wednesday that the mats, available only on Amazon's Canadian site, were an "unacceptable" insult to the national flag and demanded an apology. "We have removed the products from the website following the Indian demand," said a company spokeswoman who asked not to be named. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately," she tweeted. "If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. The e-retailer found itself in similar trouble last year over doormats showing Hindu deities being sold on its US website.


Source:   The Nation Bangkok
January 12, 2017 08:00 UTC






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