Amazon sells distorted map of India, attracts ire of BJP

Amazon sells distorted map of India, attracts ire of BJP

New Delhi, May8: An inaccurate map sold on the Amazon marketplace in Canada has invited the wrath of BJP’s Delhi Wing. A vinyl wall sticker map sold on the Amazon Canada marketplace attracted the attention of BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal S Bagga who sent out a tweet asking that the product be removed from the website immediately.

“Amazon.ca is selling distorted Map of India. Its unacceptable. Remove this from ur website & stoop selling immediately (sic),” said the tweet posted on May 6, 10.27 pm.

Retailed by a newly-registered seller on the platform called DIYthinker for C$25.35, the map represents Indian territory with the exception of disputed areas occupied by Pakistan and China.

The seller also retails maps of other countries, cell phone covers, and other accessories on the Amazon Global platform and does not ship to India.

. @amazon @amazonca @AmazonHelp is selling distorted Map of India.Its unacceptable. Remove this from ur website & stop selling immediately

This is not the first time that the marketplace has landed in trouble as a result of sellers retailing spurious products considered offensive by certain religions or nationalities.
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