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Amazon slapped with Legal Notice for selling bathroom rugs with Golden Temple images on it

By Harshvardhan Sharma      Jan 12, 2020      9 Comments
Amazon slapped with Legal Notice for selling bathroom rugs with Golden Temple images on it

Amazon.com is facing major backlash because of bathroom rugs, toilet seat covers and mats with images of the Golden Temple, the holy shrine of the Sikhs, being sold on the United States retailer’s website.

The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) sent a legal notice to Amazon on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. SGPC president Gobind Singh said that this is an instance of blasphemy and therefore strong action must be taken against the company. The e-retailer is facing backlash at twitter with numerous users calling for boycott of Amazon using a #BoycottAmazon hashtag being the top trending topic in the country. Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed FIR against the company. He said that Amazon was displaying “recklessness towards Sikh Sentiments” in his tweet.

In May 2019, in a similar case, Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj was also tagged in certain tweets after which she threatened to rescind the visas of Amazon employees if the articles were not removed from the website.

In 2016, bathroom mats, toilet seats, shoes and dog tags with images of Hindu deities were displayed on the retail website following the #BoycottAmazon hashtag started trending for the first time on twitter, after people in India found out about it.

Bathroom mats, Toilet seats  with images of Hindu Deities 


This move can be considered blasphemous and the question arises whether the same image of Christ or any symbol of Islam would be used in such a way. Freedom of expression has to be exercised in accordance with the reasonable restrictions imposed upon it and such a move is clearly insensitive.

Author: Nandini Gandhi 

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John Doe
sagar Dec 14, 2020

Being a famous temple in Amritsar and the world, Swarn Mandir shares a rich history. But do you know these 10 facts about Golden Temple?

John Doe
Mohit Feb 13, 2020

What the Nonsense 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

John Doe
Ragini Ramlall Jan 21, 2020

This is totally unacceptable and unforgiving. It shows Amazon has no respect for the Hindu customers. Hinduism culture and traditions are always disregarded but the world loves the food, spices, fashion and healing practices. Shame on you Amazon😡

John Doe
Jan 21, 2020

Does those drawing....affect god? Does this thing can contain god power Man blind!

John Doe
phardu. pamidimarri Jan 20, 2020

Basted How can u buy... our god photos in toilet rooms foot mat...? R uuu man.. u can also running business in our country... u dnot have morel valus.. did u cell ur gop jess photos in same patron.

John Doe
Jan 19, 2020

Kindly ganesh z ko mandir pr rakhna Toilet pr nhi banae wala mhaa pagal befkuf insaan hai

John Doe
Jan 18, 2020

Keep case

John Doe
Batummalai Jan 18, 2020

Big companies should learn how to respect the God and belief of Hindus and Sikh. India and Midi should boycott this Amazon from coming to Barath India

John Doe
Harjinder Singh Jan 18, 2020

Shut down this Amazon atleast in india

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