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Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

Mahatma Gandhi

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage on Sunday (15), days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday (12), India demanded Amazon apologise for selling “insulting” doormats featuring India’s national flag, with foreign minister Sushma Swaraj warning of tough action against the company. Amazon removed the offending products from its website, but the controversy had barely died down when Twitter users began posting screengrabs of the pink Gandhi flip-flops on sale on Amazon USA. “#Amazon should be banned in India. They have crossed…

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