Sushma Swaraj asks Amazon to apologise for insulting national flag

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

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2017 9:28 pm
amazon, sushma swaraj “Indian High Commission in Canada : This is unacceptable. Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level,” tweeted Sushma.

Taking strong exception to Amazon Canada selling doormats depicting Indian flag, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday 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apology, failing which no official of Amazon will be granted Indian visa and the ones issued earlier will also be rescinded.

The minister also asked the Indian Embassy to take up the matter with Amazon Canada. “Indian High Commission in Canada : This is unacceptable. Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level.

“Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately.

“If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier,” Swaraj said in a series of tweets after she received a complaint on Twitter.

“@SushmaSwaraj Madam. Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats. Please take action,” tweeted Atul Bhobe, who also posted a screenshot of the products.

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    Ramakrishnan.Iyer
    Jan 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    As a Aryan immigrant, I would like to take this golden opportunity to show off my FAKE patriotism to Bharatvarta.
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      Ramakrishnan.Iyer
      Jan 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm
      SWISSma Swaraj has her heart at LIECHTENSTEIN where all the wealth of BJP is s
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        JDN
        Jan 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm
        FK with you Sushma!
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          Prakash
          Jan 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm
          Think about it. Amazon cannot enter the world's second largest market China. It desperately wants to become big in India. If this was Maun Singh government, Christian Sonia would have encouraged Amazon to sell anything that can break the country as long as it was not a Jesus doormat.
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            BSS
            Jan 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm
            I am buying 1000 of those door mats and distributing for free in the next meeting of Hindu American Foundation and Hindu Suyam Sevak(Brahmin SELF-STIMULATION SERVICE) meetings.
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              John Joseph
              Jan 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm
              Islamic Express loves stan and so Pakki Sunni Muslims have taken over this forum to spread hatred and split again India. Arey muzzie you divide India and called it Pureland stan show to the world that Islamic country can be a secular democratic nation and a country the world is proud of not become the hot center of Islamic terrorism.
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                Lol
                Jan 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm
                When you use a fake name ,at least learn to spell words like "bharatvarsha ", didn't they teach you that at the madra ?
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                  Aakashhiwale
                  Jan 12, 2017 at 6:01 am
                  We must teach a lesson to Amazon for this ..Boycott Amazon.... Stop ordering through amazon...
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                    aapia paagal
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm
                    #boycottamazon
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                      Aditya
                      Jan 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm
                      Amazon Canada also sells doormats with Canadian and US National flags depicted on them. We need to understand that it is quite normal for them, and in turn they also need to understand our senstivities in this regard.
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                        george
                        Jan 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm
                        Stupidity of this government is unparalleled. If people can wear even underwear with flags of other democracies, what is the problem with Indian flag on mat. Thin skinned wastes
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                          Anupam
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm
                          AMAZON , Stop your business in INDIA ..
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                            Achoot
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm
                            "Tumahra kutta kutta hamara kutta tommy"lt;br/gt;Congratulations !you have yourself a le of BLIND NATIONALIST
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                              Achoot
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm
                              Amazon india selling Unionjack door mat lol .so??
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                                Achoot
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm
                                Change ur name to Manu INDIA..
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                                  Achoot
                                  Jan 11, 2017 at 6:15 pm
                                  Earned* yourself *a*
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                                    Achoot
                                    Jan 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                                    Flag was placed upside down during 2015 ASean summit .i guess nothing happend back den .
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                                      Achoot
                                      Jan 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                                      Not a big deal.lt;br/gt;americans are most patriotic people and they use their flag in almost every product.lt;br/gt;So do Canadians.lt;br/gt;If you want to take action take against corrupt politicians who wear Indian flag on their chest ...
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                                        Aryan
                                        Jan 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm
                                        Dude this is not any product ...it is a door mat which people step on.Americans would have sued Amazon millions of dollars but it is another matter that Amazon will not even try it since it is an american company.
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                                          W.R.
                                          Jan 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm
                                          Finally Amazon sells a product well worth for cleaning your dirty shoes.
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                                            Champa Bai
                                            Jan 11, 2017 at 5:06 pm
                                            This is Indian flag. Any insult to it will not be tolerated in India...whether Canadian and Americans can tolerate that its immaterial......Govt should start by banning Amazon India first........once they lose this business all their subsidiaries in diff countries will fall in line
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