Amazon under fire for 'hurting' Hindu sentiments


New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): E-commerce website Amazon faced a major backlash on Twitter on Thursday and #boycottAmazon trended on the micro blogging site after users started tweeting out against the retail giant for "hurting" Hindu sentiments and selling floor mats and toilet seats with images of Hindu deities.

"God in any form is GOD ...I want to ask the world ... ???? Do Christians or Muslims put Lord Jesus / Allah images in their bathrooms & on their toilets ? ???? #BoycottAmazon," one user tweeted.

"Hindu deities on floor mats and toilet covers...didn't expect this from #amazon #BoycottAmazon," tweeted another.

As many as 16,500 tweets were posted against Amazon India till the time the article was filed.

The ecommerce giant was yet to issue a statement on this.

However, this is not the first time that the retail giant has come under fire for listing such articles bearing images of Hindu deities.

Amazon Canada website earlier faced flak for selling doormats resembling the India's flag.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had publicly threatened to rescind visas of the firm's employees if the doormats were not removed from the portal.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Amazon your also involved in politics by BJP ???????? result is near 6 more days....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Why is Amazon allowed to do 'Business in India' ...

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  • Aaron dsouza, Bengaluru

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Its the wish of Amazon. Atleast in that way they provide employment.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Action should be taken against not only on Amazon for selling these stuff, but, even who manufactured such goods. Need to find out what was the intention.
    Anti humanity people.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Fri, May 17 2019

    This time, Sushmaji is going to throw Amazon out of the country lock, stock & barrel. Coca Cola knows it better!!

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Fri, May 17 2019

    This time they are going to be thrown out of India lock, stock and barrel.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Regardless of political sides, I am with my brothers (Not with Feku Bhakths) whose religious sentiments are hurt and I condemn this act.

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  • Mr Clean, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    This has been happening only after 2014. Because of communal BJP be ready to receive communal reaction from world wide. This is ultimate result of Modi's foriegn tours.
    BJP Hatao Bhagvan Ko Bachavo.

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    One of fellow who painted badly of hindu god and godesses...latter on taken citizenship of qatar..died in UK and buried in dubai.

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  • Mr Clean, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    A Chaddi Bhakth fellow who vandalises the temple and killed fellow activist for sympathy votes was given a clean chit by BJP.

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