Mumbai: Amazon has decided to take down from its listings all products featuring sacred Hindu symbols.
This follows protests by social media users, with #BoycottAmazon trending on Twitter.
Some of the ‘objectionable’ items the e-commerce site was selling included briefs and shorts with Lord Ganesha’s image printed on it, and doormats with the image of ‘om’.
“We are taking down the products in question. All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account,” businessstandard.com quoted Amazon as saying.
In a similar protest last year, netizens had threatened to boycott Amazon for selling toilet seat covers and some other items with printed images of Hindu gods, The Indian Express reported.
The Union government had pulled up the e-commerce company for selling doormats resembling India’s flag in 2017.