Amazon Canada is in deep trouble after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader recently observed that the popular online site was selling an incorrect version of the Indian map.
BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal S Bagga found that Amazon Canada is selling an Indian map which differs from the Indian government’s official one.
Bagga took to Twitter to raise concern about the vinyl wall sticker map that excludes areas disputed by Pakistan and China and asked them to take it down.
“Amazon.ca is selling distorted Map of India. It’s unacceptable. Remove this from ur website & stop selling immediately [sic],” Bagga Tweeted.
The product which is said to have transgressed the 2016 Geospatial Information Regulation Bill is being sold by an unknown seller who recently registered on the website.
The seller goes by the name of ‘DIYthinker’ and is selling Vinyl wall stickers of the map for C$ 25.35.
As per the draft, it will be mandatory to take permission from a government authority before acquiring, disseminating, publishing or distributing any Geospatial Information of India.
It proposes upto seven-year jail term and Rs 1-100 crore fine if one fails to comply with the rules and regulations.
It is not the first time that the company has landed in controversy for selling things related with India.
In January this year, Amazon had apologized for selling doormats bearing the Indian national flag on its Canadian website, and had removed the product.