After Sushma Swaraj’s Visa Threat, Amazon Drops Indian Flag Doormats


NDTV, 12-01-2017 04:37:42


Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


After Sushma Swaraj’s Visa Threat, Amazon Drops Indian Flag Doormats

New Delhi:  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."

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.

"Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately," the External Affairs Minister 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 said in another tweet.

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.

Ms Swaraj is one of the most prolific Twitter users in the government and regularly responds to tweets.

Amazon has vowed to invest more than $5 billion in India as it takes on home-grown Flipkart and Snapdeal for a bigger share of the rapidly growing e-commerce market.

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.

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




Kemmannu Main Road [Work-in-progress, Pictures upd [1 Comments]
View More

Mount Rosary Church Annoucement for the weekMount Rosary Church Annoucement for the week
Rozaricho Gaanch Easter 2018Rozaricho Gaanch Easter 2018
Dist & State Level Yoga Competiton at the Thonse Health Centre on 28th May.Dist & State Level Yoga Competiton at the Thonse Health Centre on 28th May.
Milarchi Lara - Issue April - 2018Milarchi Lara - Issue April - 2018
Delite Caterers and Delite Event ManagementDelite Caterers and Delite Event Management
An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:

[Comments]

An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:<P> <Center>[Comments]</P> </Center>
Milarchi Laram - Issue Jan 2018Milarchi Laram - Issue Jan 2018
Souza’s Mega Festival SaleSouza’s Mega Festival Sale
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, SanthekatteVisit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India
Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York

 

Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York

 

For information, please email nigelepereira.wcmc@gmail.com or contact Megi Zeku at 646-962-7499, prompt 3.

 

 

Thank you from Kemmannu.comContact for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car

Contact Maria Travels  for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Sponsored Albums