This State Govt Asks Police To Lodge FIR Against Amazon For Insulting Indian Flag
Amazon, the giant in e-commerce place has found itself in the middle of a nationalist controversy, and FIR will be filed against the management.
Shoes with Indian national flag were being sold on Amazon, MP minister orders FIR against the company
According to Home Minister Narottam Mishra, The Madhya Pradesh government has directed the police to register an FIR against officials of e-commerce giant Amazon and its owner for allegedly selling products, including shoes, with the image of the Indian national flag.
Amazon faced the wrath of a section of Indian social media users over merchandising some products, including apparel and food items, that feature images of the Indian flag. Some are saying that usage of the flag in such a way defies India’s flag code.
“It has come to my notice that our national flag is used on products being sold by the online e-commerce platform Amazon. It is intolerable that even it (the national flag) has been used on shoes,” Mishra, the state government spokesman said.
This is not the first time that the minister has directed the police to file an FIR against Amazon
Notably, last November, Mishra had ordered the filing of an FIR against officials of Amazon over the suicide of youth from MP. The person had allegedly obtained poisonous sulphas (used as an agricultural fumigant and is poisonous) tablets through the e-commerce site.
Along with that, the police in the Bhind district had registered an FIR against unnamed officials of Amazon India after busting a gang that allegedly supplied ganja under the guise of selling stevia (a natural sweetener) through the e-commerce portal.
Amazon clarified that it remains committed to taking necessary action against sellers who may have listed any non-compliant products.
Amazon.in is an online marketplace where third-party sellers offer products for sale directly to customers, and as such is responsible for ensuring compliances associated with the sale of these products, it added further.
Amazon also said, “We require all products offered on the marketplace to comply with applicable laws and constantly take appropriate action on non-compliance. Amazon remains committed to taking necessary action against sellers who may have listed any non-compliant products.”