FIR Against Amazon for Printing National Flag on Merchandise

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  • Home Minister Narottam Mishra issued an ordeal for lodging a complaint agaisnt Amazon.
  • State claimed Amazon printing national flag as insult and violation of the National flagcode.
  • Dedicated Amazon users stated the e-commerce promoted merchandise with the Indian national flag on them.

Madhya Pradesh: Amazon in a row faces charges from Madhya Pradesh. Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday directed police officials to register a complaint against officials of e-commerce giant Amazon and its owner for allegedly selling products which had inscriptions of the national flag.

Taking to Koo app, the Indian counterpart for Twitter Mr Mishra said, “I have directed Director General of Police (DGP) to file an FIR against Amazon’s officials and owner.”

An outrage spread amongst dedicated Amazon customers who saw some products, including apparel, shoes and food items, that featured images of the Indian flag. Few claimed that using the tricolour in such a way was an insult and a violation of the country’s flag code.

Spox for the Chauhan govt said, ” 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. “Prima facie, it is a violation of the National Flag Code, he added.

Tussle between Amazon and the SS Chauhan govt has been much in talk in the recent days.In November, Mr Mishra had ordered the filing of an FIR against officials of Amazon over the suicide of a youth from Madhya Pradesh who allegedly obtained poisonous sulphas (used as an agricultural fumigant and is poisonous) tablets through the e-commerce site.An FIR against unnamed officials of Amazon India was lodged after the Bhind district police busted a gang that allegedly supplied ganja under the guise of selling stevia (a natural sweetener) through the e-commerce portal.

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