Amazon apologises over Indian Flag Doormats; regrets at hurting Indian sensibilities
Source :News Bharati English   Date :13-Jan-2017

New Delhi, January 13: Day after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's strict warning to Amazon over disrespecting Indian sentiments by selling Indian flag-themed doormats on its Canadian website.

Ministry of External Affairs has shared the apology letter sent to Sushma Swarayj by Amazon India vice president Amit Agarwal. It says: "Amazon India is committed to respecting Indian laws and customs. To the extent that these items offered by a third-party seller in Canada offended Indian sensibilities, Amazon regrets the same. At no time did we intend or mean to offend Indian sentiments."

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On Wednesday, Sushma Swaraj had 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 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," she said in another tweet.

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