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Union Minister Sushma Swaraj Demands Unconditional Apology From Amazon

Amazon Canada was seen selling doormats with Indian flag on it

Union minister Sushma Swaraj has demanded an unconditional apology from online retailer Amazon for insulting Indian flag. Online shopping giant Amazon, which has been selling Indian flag themed doormats has irked the Indias External Affairs Minister.

In India disrespect to the national flag is a punishable offense in India. It involves a three-year jail term and a fine or both.

Sushma Swaraj even said, If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier.

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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.

Sushma also asked the Indian High Commission in Canada to take up the matter with Amazon.

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