After being caught in the eye of the storm for its doormat with the Indian National flag printed on it, global e-commerce retailer Amazon abased itself again by disparagingly selling slippers with Mahatma Gandhi’s face printed on them.
The slippers have been made by an American online retailer CafePress and is available on Amazon.com. The online platform which is being called a regular offender by twitter users, was reprimanded a few days earlier by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj for its previous stint of selling doormats with the national flag print.
Swaraj had demanded an apology and warned that the government would not grant visa to any Amazon official and also revoke visas issued earlier. Swaraj stated, “Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately.” She added, “If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We’ll also rescind the Visas issued earlier.”
Indian’s, who regard Gandhi as the father of the nation and trailblazer in leading the country to independence, were outraged and took to twitter to express their disapproval over this insulting product.
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