Sikh body demands online retail giant to withdraw items offensive to their culture

The Sikh community is outraged as doormats and rugs with the image of the Golden Temple were reportedly sold on Amazon.

The Sikh community has now demanded that the online retail giant must prohibit the sale of culturally inappropriate and offensive merchandise.

Prominent Sikh body, The Sikh Coalition, issued a statement where in it said that products such as door mats, rugs and toilet seat covers with the image of one of the most historically significant Sikh sites, the Golden Temple, being sold by some sellers on Amazon.

“It has come to our attention that several sellers are posting products onto your platform that culturally appropriate the imagery of the Golden Temple and spiritual imagery of other eastern cultures,”

the Sikh Coalition’s Senior Manager of Advocacy & Policy Sim Singh said in a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Senior Vice President & General Counsel David Zapolsky.

The civil and legal rights organisation said that in the hours since, through community outreach, several pages have been removed from the website.

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