Respect Indian sentiments : MEA to Amazon
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-Jan-2017

New Delhi, Jan 19: Giving a stern warning for the shameful act of disgracing Indian flag Ministry of external affairs asked e-commerce retailer Amazon to respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments while providing a platform for third party vendors.

Speaking on the whole matter, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup informed that Amazon has also removed "offending items" like flip-flops and dog tags with Mahatma Gandhi's image.

Embeded ObjectWe have been in touch with Amazon both in Washington as well as in Delhi and we have had constructive conversations," he said. Expressing happiness about the quick response by Amazon Vikas Swarup said that government will continue the positive engagement with the e-commerce giant

Last week, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reacted sharply and asked the e-retailer to withdraw the products and tender an unconditional apology, failing which no official of Amazon will be granted Indian visa and the ones issued earlier will also be rescinded.

Embeded ObjectFollowing the stern message, Amazon expressed regret for "offending" Indian sentiments and informed Sushma Swaraj about removal of the offensive product from its Canadian website.

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