MNS Workers Vandalize Amazon Drops In Pune, Mumbai For Failure To Include Marathi On App And Site
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers resorted to vandalism at the Amazon Drops, the e-commerce portal, in Mumbai and Pune, demanding the inclusion of Marathi as a preferred language in their apps and websites.
The workers resorted to looting after the Dindoshi Court ordered the head of MNS, Raj Thackeray, to be present in court following Amazon’s complaint that MNS workers had torn up their posters.
MNS leader Nitin Sardesai said: “The Amazon is anti-Marathi as it offers its buyers the possibility to choose other languages, but not Marathi. This provoked the Maharashtrians and therefore they indulged in violence. “
The MNS had demanded that e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart should include Marathi, as other regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Kannada are included as preferred languages in their applications.
Flipkart responded to the diktat and included Marathi, while Amazon declined to do so. On Friday, MNS workers looted the Amazon gravesites in Kondhwa in Pune and Chandivali in Mumbai.