Maharashtra workers Navnirman Sena (MNS) have resorted to vandalism at the godowns of Amazon, the e-commerce portal, in Mumbai and Pune asking for the inclusion of Marathi as a preferred language in their apps and website.
The workers resorted to looting after the Dindoshi court ordered MNS chief Raj Thackeray to be present in court following Amazon’s complaint that their posters had been ripped off by MNS workers.
MNS leader Nitin Sardesai said: “The Amazon is anti-Marathi as it offers the possibility to choose other languages to its buyers but not Marathi. This provoked the Maharashtrians and therefore they indulged in violence. “
The MNS had requested that e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart include Marathi as other regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Kannada are included as preferred languages in their apps.
Flipkart responded to the diktat and included Marathi while Amazon refused to do so. On Friday, MNS workers looted Amazonian deities in Kondhwa in Pune and Chandivali in Mumbai.