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Amazon takes down products with Hindu symbols after India backlash

#BoycottAmazon was one of the top trending topics on Twitter in India

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Sankalp Phartiyal | Reuters 

Amazon said on Tuesday it had taken down listings of products such as briefs and doormats with Hindu sacred symbols, which were being sold on its overseas websites, following a furore on social media in India. #BoycottAmazon was one of the top trending topics on Twitter in India, with users sharing screenshots of Amazon listings of doormats and underwear emblazoned with insignia including the elephant god Ganesha and other symbols, which Hindus consider sacred. “We are taking down the products in question,” Amazon said in a statement. “All sellers must follow ...

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First Published: Tue, November 10 2020. 22:30 IST
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