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Amazon Is In Trouble Again, This Time For Selling Maps Of India Without The Disputed Territories

Uh oh.

08/05/2017 3:59 PM IST | Updated 08/05/2017 4:00 PM IST
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Amazon is in trouble. Just days after the e-commerce site apologised after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj threatened to deny visas to its officials if it didn't take doormats depicting Indian flag off its site, it's in a mess yet again.

Amazon Canada is reportedly selling an Indian map that differs from the Indian government's official one. The map shows the Indian territory with the exception of disputed areas occupied by Pakistan and China.

The distorted Indian map caught the attention of BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga who tweeted, seeking immediate removal of the product from the e-commerce site.

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The map is being sold by a vendor named DIYthinker for C$25.35 (around Rs 1,190)

When Economic Times got in touch with Amazon, the spokesperson said, "We are looking into it; we remain committed to complete legal compliance at all times."

In January, there was much outrage after Amazon Canada was selling a product depicting the Indian national flag on a doormat. The External Affairs minister then tweeted to the Indian High Commission in Canada, in which she called the sale of the products unacceptable, and asked the High Commission to take the matter up with Amazon "at the highest level."

A year before that, the company enraged many on social media after it came to light that it was selling doormats with pictures of Indian gods and goddesses.

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