One Twitter user pointed out that the mats were being produced in China.

Amazon sells Indian flag doormats Sushma says wont grant visa to company officials PTI
news Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 21:35

Amazon, the e-retailer company, has got into trouble many times for allowing sale of products that hurt religious or national sentiments. But this time the company seems to have offended none other than External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Replying to a tweet in which a Twitter user informed her about Amazon Canada selling doormats with Indian flag designs on it, Sushma Swaraj said, "Indian High Commission in Canada : This is unacceptable. Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level."

But Swaraj did not stop at that. She warned Amazon that if the company did not immediately withdraw all the products and tender an unconditional apology, she would take action.

"Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately. If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier," she said.

Many praised the minister for her warning:

One Twitter user pointed out that the mats were being produced in China.

The mats sold for 36 Canadian dollars had various prints of the Indian flag on it.

Though an overwhelming number of people welcomed the move, others criticised the minister.

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