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Amazon confirms arrival of Marathi language soon

It is worth adding that Amazon already has its e-commerce website available in English, Hindi and few other local languages.

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Amazon on Saturday said it had already begun work to add the Marathi language to its platform.

“We are committed to enable Amazon online shopping experience across Indian languages including Marathi. Work has already begun to launch Marathi shopping experience & seller registration soon. We will continue to add more languages for enhanced customer & seller experience,” the company said in a tweet.

Apart from English, Amazon already offers its e-commerce platform in Hindi and a few other Indian languages.

You can change the language of the e-commerce website by clicking on the India flag besides the search bar.

It is worth mentioning that this tweet by Amazon India came as a response to the vandalising allegedly done by 8 to 10 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers, as mentioned by a report by ANI.

MNS workers allegedly vandalised godown of Amazon based warehouse in Pune's Kondhwa over notice sent by Mumbai court to Raj Thackeray asking him to remain present in court on January 5 over controversy on adding Marathi language on Amazon's website.

"The notice sent to Raj Thackeray by Amazon yesterday (Thursday) is illegal. If one has to do business in Maharashtra they must provide an option in Marathi language and if they don't do it in future as well....then the way this (Amazon's godown) has been vandalised similarly Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will not let their shops, vehicles operate in Maharashtra," said MNS worker Amit Jagtap, who was allegedly leading the group which vandalised the godown.

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The e-commerce company had approached Dindoshi court in the city after which a notice was issued to MNS chief Raj Thackeray directing him to appear in court on January 5.

MNS had recently written a letter to Amazon chief asking him to include Marathi language as an option on their website for Maharashtra customers.

The case has been registered with Kondhwa police station of Pune under section 143,147,149,427,452 of IPC along with several other relevant sections.

Writte with agency inputs.

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