Hope no tri-coloured doormats from now on, MEA tells Amazon

13 January 2017, 04:52 PM
MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swaroop
MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swaroop

Regarding the issue of selling doormats printed with national flag by e-retail giant Amazon, The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday expressed hope that such incidence does not happen in future.

MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swaroop told news agency ANI that The External Affairs Ministry responded by seeking an apology from Amazon and asking for the offended item to be removed. Within a day, the vice-president and country head responded by expressing regret and removing the item from the website.

Earlier on Thursday, in a letter to Swaraj, Vice President and Country Manager of Amazon India Amit Agarwal said, “I am writing in connection with the products that carried the Indian flag, as referred to in your tweet...

“Amazon India is committed to respecting Indian laws and customs. To the extent that these items offered by a third-party seller in Canada offended Indian sensibilities, Amazon regrets the same. At no time did we intend or mean to offend Indian sentiments.”

Also Read: Amazon Canada removes doormats with tricolour after Sushma's warning, but British flag doormats available on Amazon India 

First Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 04:14 PM
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