Sushma Swaraj’s warning worked at the end. US online marketing agency, Amazon overnight took away the doormat with picture of the National flag.
Agency spokesman said: “We have corrected a mistake. Doormats have been removed from the website.”
A few days ago, Amazon started selling national flag painted doormat of India, Canada, the United States and Britten. One person complaint to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter after seeing the Indian flag painted doormat in their Canadian website. Then on Wednesday she expressed her anger against Amazon.
She said that Amazon Authorities will have to ask an unconditional apology. All the products, for which the Indian National Flag are being insulted, should be removed from the website. Otherwise, no Amazon officer will be given a visa to visit India. Valid visa will be canceled as well. She said the Indian embassy in Canada to take strong action.
The US marketing agency, Amazon’s investment is nearly 500 billion in India. At first they protested on Twitter after receiving complain about the national flag picture doormat. They defended saying that such products are not being sold in the Indian market! Ultimately, however, was forced to retreat after Swaraj’s warning.