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Amazon removes Indian flag doormat from website after Sushma Swaraj's visa threats

Sun Online Desk     12th January, 2017 01:45:31 printer

Amazon removes Indian flag doormat from website after Sushma Swaraj's  visa threats

 

After a furious Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's warning, Amazon has dropped Indian flag-themed doormats from its website.

 

An Amazon spokesperson said last night that "the item is no longer available for sale on the site.

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On Wednesday, Sushma Swaraj said in tweets that Amazon must apologise unconditionally and withdraw all products insulting the flag or Amazon officials would not be granted Indian visas.

 

She reacted after a Twitter user sent her a screen-grab of doormats featuring the flag on sale on Amazon Canada.

 

The offending products were on offer by two vendors. Under India's law, any desecration of the flag is punishable with fines and imprisonment.

 

Incensed, Sushma Swaraj tweeted: "Indian High Commission in Canada: This is unacceptable. Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level."

 

Hours later, the mats were removed from Amazon's catalog with the product pages showing up a 'page not found' error.

 

Amazon's official support account on Twitter had earlier responded to angry user comments on Twitter by saying the mats were not being sold on their Indian portal and the concerns had been escalated.


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