After being forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats at Amazon Canada, Amazon India is in another soup.
This time over Gandhi flip flops!
Economic Affairs Secretary, Shaktikanta Das has now threatened Amazon India over this.
Amazon,better behave. Desist from being flippant about Indian symbols & icons. Indifference will be at your own peril.
— Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) January 15, 2017
India’s ambassador warns Amazon
“As a follow up to the matter regarding the sale of doormats with the Indian flag on Amazon, our ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments,” a spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs said on Saturday (source).
Well, the perils of running a marketplace? Or..a deeper conspiracy theory?