Boycott Amazon started trending on Twitter as Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Friday claimed that the site was selling ‘obscene’ paintings of Radha-Krishna. An application was submitted to Bengaluru’s Subramanya Nagar police station requesting to take strict action against the e-commerce site. The painting was also available on the website of Exotic India, the organisation claimed, under the Janmashtami sale.

The Hindu organisation claimed that the painting was removed later from the site ‘quietly’ following the uproar. The organisation tweeted, “But this is not enough. Both Amazon and Exotic India must tender unconditional apology and pledge not to hurt sentiments of Hindus ever again.”

A Hindu Janajagruti leader tweeted,
“Unscrupulous Amazon is constantly disrespecting the national and religious symbols & deities of India! It is necessary that India should take an aggressive stance in order to ensure that @amazonIN does not engage in such activities!”
Amazon has not yet issued any statement over the controversy.

On various occasions , Amazon came under fire for allegedly ‘hurting’ sentiments in India. In 2019, a case was registered against it as its US website was selling rugs and toilet seat covers with pictures of Hindu gods. Last year, it was criticised for selling bikinis having colours of the Karnataka flag and emblem on the Canada site.

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