Amazon in fresh trouble over distorted India map


08 May 2017

Amazon Canada lists for sale 'distorted Indian map'

E-commerce platform Amazon invited the wrath of the Delhi BJP wing over a distorted map of India being sold on their Canada portal.

The wall sticker map left out parts of disputed territories occupied by Pakistan and China.

" is selling distorted Map of India. Its unacceptable. Remove this from ur website & stop selling immediately (sic)," tweeted BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Bagga.


Committed to complete legal compliance, says Amazon

Committed to complete legal compliance, says Amazon

The newly-registered seller DIYthinker listed the sticker map for C$25.35 (roughly $19).

DIYthinker also has other products up for sale on the website, including maps of other countries, phone covers and accessories. They don't ship to India.

In a statement, Amazon said it is looking into the matter; "we remain committed to complete legal compliance at all times."


Amazon angered Indians several times this year

Amazon has had a rough year; earlier in 2016, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had demanded an unconditional apology over an Indian flag doormat listed on its Canada website.

A few days later, its US portal showed shoes and shoelace charms bearing the tricolor.

It also angered Indians when it sold flip-flops with the image of Mahatma Gandhi, and a skateboard with Lord Ganesha's image.

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