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Amazon drops Indian flag-themed doormats from website after Sushma’s warning


New Delhi: Amazon has dropped Indian flag-themed doormats from its website after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj threatened not to grant visas, media reported today.

The report quoted an Amazon spokesperson as saying last night that the item is no longer available for sale on the site.

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Swaraj on Wednesday warned e-commerce marketplace Amazon that its officials will not be granted Indian visas after its Canada branch was found selling doormats featuring the national flag.

She asked Amazon Canada to withdraw the product featuring Indian national flag immediately.

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“Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately,” Swaraj had 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,” it posted.

This came after Indian High Commission in Canada Atul Bhobe took up the issue with Swaraj tweeting, “Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats. Please take action.”


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