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After flag incident, flip-flops with Gandhi image now on Amazon

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of the Indian flag incident, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has now received several complaints of Amazon selling flip-flops with Mahatma Gandhi’s image.

            Some Twitter users have tagged Swaraj in their tweets complaining that the beach sandals with Gandhi’s image were being sold on the Amazon US site.

            When asked, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup did not specifically mention about the issue, saying, “As a follow up to the matter regarding the sale of doormats with the Indian flag on Amazon, our Ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments.”

            The posting on the Amazon says, “CafePress – gandhi Flip Flops – Flip Flops, Funny Thong Sandles, Beach Sandles” with a listed price of USD 16.99. (AGENCIES)

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