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Amazon Stops Selling Products After Netizens Protest

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Amazon decided to take down all its products, which were featuring sacred Hindu symbols.

This follows protests by social media users, approaching with #BoycottAmazon trending on Twitter.

Some of the ‘objectionable’ items with the e-commerce site was selling included briefs and shorts with Lord Ganesha’s image printed on it, and the doormats printing images of ‘om’.

“We are taking down the products in question. Every sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account,” quoted Amazon as saying.

In a similar protest last year, netizens threatened to boycott Amazon for selling toilet seat covers along with some other items with printed images of Hindu gods, as per the reports.

The Union government tried to pulled up the e-commerce company for selling doormats resembling India’s flag in 2017.

Amazon China did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday as its struggle to compete with local e-commerce platforms such as Alibaba and JD.com.

Amazon in April announced that it would shut its e-commerce business in China, but Chinese shoppers could still purhase their choice products on Amazon shipped from overseas.

There are also similar T-shirts listed on Amazon by other sellers where a seller called Lynstore liste black T-shirt that featured a yellow umbrella the symbol of the secessionist movement in Hong Kong – in between the letters “I” and “HKG.”

In its product description section, where sellers required by Amazon to write details about the merchandise such as colour and material, the seller wrote a clear political message and sought to rally support for secessionists.

Show Support! The Hong Kong umbrella movement was a student campaign to pressure government to grant Hong Kong’s electoral reform as promised,” the seller wrote and Amazon did not list any information about the seller.

Written By- Mousami jena
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