News Mobile Overseas Bureau | Thursday January 12, 2017

Angry Sushma puts Amazon on the mat over a ‘Door Mat’

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Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs Tweeted that visas of Amazon officials would be invalidated after Amazon Canada was found to be selling doormats featuring the Indian flag.

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

According to the report earlier, a Twitter user brought to Sushma. Swaraj’s attention that Amazon Canada was selling doormats featuring the Indian flag. 

These have been listed by a third-party seller and Amazon is a marketplace and is not directly involved in selling these goods.

Indian High Commission in Canada is also instructed to take up the matter with Amazon, by The External Affairs Minister.

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