Sushma Swaraj tweeted; Amazon removes Indian flag doormat from website

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Soon after India threatened of not granting Indian Visa to any Amazon official if the company did not withdraw an Indian flag-themed doormat from its Canadian platform, the e-commerce website removed the article from the online marketplace.

A spokesman for Amazon based at its headquarters in Seattle contacted The Washington Post to say that the doormat was no longer for sale on its website.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said Amazon must tender an unconditional apology and withdraw all products insulting the Tricolour, otherwise no Amazon official will get an Indian visa.

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

"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.

Doormats featuring the Indian flag were made available on Amazon Canada site by two vendors -- Mayers Flag Doormats and XLYL.

An image of the products was tweeted to the Minister, after which she asked the Indian High Commission in Canada to raise the issue with Amazon.

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

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Sajjad Baig
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Yes Absolutely! Great Job Madam SHUSHMA SWARAJ JI.
No one should disrespect any Countries National Flag by any means.


Rajesh Roshan
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Foreign Minister should be like this. Thanks to Sushamaji for a brave move. Nobody should have a courage to insult India.

Thanks for your Swift Action.

Vande Matharam

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What nonsense!!! Why India? Why not use Canada's own flag? For that matter, why any country's national flag? Who takes such atrocious decisions? What's the company's management doing? Do they endorse such policy? Amazon guys, your not dealing with India of the 18th century...wake up......its high time. Your dealing with a different India now, a country where the whole West is looking for business and expansion.

Bajrangi Bhai
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bravo Foreign Minister. Now India is true super power.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Well done Sushamaji.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kudos ! to the iron lady. Good one !! respect to Indian National Flag ! Jai Ho !

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