Amazon urged to withdraw skateboards with Ganesha images

The Seattle-based e-commerce player had on January 12 apologised for selling doormats depicting the Indian tricolour (national flag).
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US based e-retailer Amazon  is once again in news, this time for selling skateboards and bedspreads with images of Hindu god Ganesha.  Hindus in the US have urged it to immediately withdraw them from its online platform.

“We are disappointed with Amazon.com for continuing to carry skateboards, bed covers, duvet covers and bedspreads showing images of our deity Lord Ganesha on its site. They should be withdrawn,” said President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed in a statement from Nevada in the south-west state of the US.

The Seattle-based e-commerce player had on January 12 apologised for selling doormats depicting the Indian tricolour (national flag) and removed them from its Canadian website after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj threatened to revoke visas of its official in India.

Expressing regret for offending Indian sentiments, Amazon India Manager Amit Agarwal wrote to Swaraj that the company was committed to respect Indian laws and customs.

 

 
 
 
 
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