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    Amazon seeks to withdraw suit against MNS

    Synopsis

    Amazon has now included Marathi among preferred languages on its app and website so the issue no longer exists, advocate Thakur said.

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    Last month, alleged MNS workers had vandalized Amazon's warehouses at Marol in Mumbai's Andheri suburb and in Pune city.
    MUMBAI: E-commerce giant Amazon on Tuesday moved a civil court here seeking to withdraw its suit against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and its chief Raj Thackeray over the party's agitation for the use of Marathi.

    Advocate Vijay Thakur, appearing for MNS leader Akhil Chitre, said the court will decide on January 12 whether to accept the application.

    Amazon has now included Marathi among preferred languages on its app and website so the issue no longer exists, advocate Thakur said.

    Amazon's lawyers did not respond to phone calls or messages.

    After the MNS threatened an agitation against Amazon for not providing the option of Marathi for using its app and website and also not using the language on its posters, the company had moved the court.

    Among other reliefs, it had sought an order restraining MNS workers from entering its warehouses or offices and threatening or assaulting its employees.

    Last month, alleged MNS workers had vandalized Amazon's warehouses at Marol in Mumbai's Andheri suburb and in Pune city.

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    3 Comments on this Story

    Abhishek Vichare56 days ago
    since state language of maharashta is marathi so it should be mandatory for marathi along with other languages in app and websites.
    Anup Kapoor56 days ago
    Yeah , better move investments within Indian state before MNC moves it out of country itself!
    Dew Drops56 days ago
    How about moving all of amazon's investments from Maharashtra to Gujrat, UP and Rajasthan.
    The only way to teach Shiv Sena and MNS a lesson is by moving all domestic and foreign investments out of Maharashtra.
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