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Amazon faces netizens' ire over products with Hindu god images

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Thousands of netizens Thursday called for of after rugs and covers with pictures of Hindu gods were available for sale on the online retailer's US website.

Over 24,000 tweets -- with some tagging -- were sent out with #BoycottAmazon, making it one of the top trending topics on

When contacted, an said all sellers must follow the company's selling guidelines and those who do not comply will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account.

"The products in question are being removed from our store," the added.

In 2017, Swaraj had received several complaints of selling flip-flops with Mahatma Gandhi's image. There were also reports of Amazon Canada selling on its platform doormats depicting Indian flag.

The company, at that time, told sternly that they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 22:31 IST
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