Once again the campaign Boycott is going on Twitter and this time the target is e-commerce company Amazon. Amazon is accused of putting such pictures of Radha Krishna on its platform for sale on the day of Janmashtami which is very objectionable.
Hindu organizations have complained to the police against Amazon in this matter. According to Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, this painting is being sold on Amazon as well as on the website of another company Exotic India. A complaint has also been made against this company along with Amazon. According to the committee, Amazon removed this painting from its platform after the protests increased.
Members of @HinduJagrutiOrg submitted a memorandum to the Police Inspector, Subramanya Nagar Benguluru, requesting action against @amazonIN for selling obscene painting of Lord Krishna with Radha on their website.#Boycott_Amazon #Boycott_ExoticIndia pic.twitter.com/E5ASG6PLSH
— HJS Karnataka (@HJSKarnataka) August 19, 2022
After the news surfaced, the company is facing fierce opposition on social media and Boycott Amazon is in trend. On social media, Hindu Jagriti Sangathan informed that at present this painting has been removed from the platforms of both Amazon and Exotic India. This painting was available on the website under the name of Janmashtami Sale. With the increase in controversy, now people on social media are also referring to the old controversies of Twitter. Amazon has been embroiled in controversies many times before regarding the products present on its platform. According to Hindu organizations, removing the painting from the platform is not enough, both the companies will have to come forward and apologize in this matter.
Amazon has been accused of hurting religious sentiments many times before. In 2019 too, a case was registered against the company when images of deities were put up for sale on the Amazon US website by putting pictures of deities on rugs and toilet covers.