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Amazon Facing a Major Backlash on Twitter for ‘Hurting’ Hindu Sentiments

Amazon Canada website earlier faced flak for selling doormats resembling the India’s flag

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The logo of Amazon, online retailer is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. VOA

E-commerce website Amazon faced a major backlash on Twitter on Thursday and #boycottAmazon trended on the micro blogging site after users started tweeting out against the retail giant for “hurting” Hindu sentiments and selling floor mats and toilet seats with images of Hindu deities.

“God in any form is GOD …I want to ask the world … ???? Do Christians or Muslims put Lord Jesus / Allah images in their bathrooms & on their toilets ? ???? #BoycottAmazon,” one user tweeted.

“Hindu deities on floor mats and toilet covers…didn’t expect this from #amazon #BoycottAmazon,” tweeted another.

As many as 16,500 tweets were posted against Amazon India till the time the article was filed.

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

The ecommerce giant was yet to issue a statement on this.

However, this is not the first time that the retail giant has come under fire for listing such articles bearing images of Hindu deities.

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Amazon Canada website earlier faced flak for selling doormats resembling the India’s flag.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had publicly threatened to rescind visas of the firm’s employees if the doormats were not removed from the portal. (IANS)

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Amazon Looks Forward To Expand its Prescription Drug Delivery Business

The retail giant had purchased online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, a year after reports came out that it was looking to enter the healthcare industry

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Amazon reportedly filed its applications on January 9, in what could've been one of the earliest steps it took to start a pharmacy business and medicine delivery in countries other than the US. VOA

Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia.

The e-commerce titan has applied for a trademark on the name “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the UK and Australia, according to CNBC.

Amazon reportedly filed its applications on January 9, in what could’ve been one of the earliest steps it took to start medicine delivery in countries other than the US, Engadget reported on Wednesday.

The retail giant had purchased online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, a year after reports came out that it was looking to enter the healthcare industry.

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Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia. Pixabay

PillPack is a medicine delivery service catering to customers who need to take multiple daily medications.

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A few months after the acquisition was announced, the tech giant changed PillPack’s branding to “PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy”, the Engadget report added. (IANS)