Karnataka Govt Demands Apology From Amazon Canada For Selling Bikini With State Flag, Emblem

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has hinted at initiating legal action against Amazon after users claimed that a bikini having colours of the state flag and emblem was available for sale on the e-commerce giant’s Canada site.

Asserting that the government would not tolerate such things, Karnataka Kannada and Culture Minister Aravind Limbavali called it a matter of Kannadigas’ self-pride and demanded an apology from Amazon Canada.

“We experienced an insult of Kannada by @Google recently. Even before the scars could heal, we find @amazonca using the colours of #Kannada flag and the kannada icon on ladies clothes,” Limbavali tweeted.

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Former chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on his part dubbed it to be an insult and demanded that Amazon should apologise to Kannadigas.

Asking the state government to look into possibilities of taking action against Amazon, Kumaraswamy said that it was necessary to stop the recurrence of such things in future.

Amazon has, however, following uproar removed the bikini, which had the colours of unofficial state’s flag, in hues of yellow and red, and has the state’s emblem ‘Gandaberunda’, a two-headed mythological bird, from its Canada site, PTI reported.

There was no immediate response from Amazon on the same.

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