Public interest litigation in the High Court against Amazon for obstructing the sale of Shein’s clothing banned in India
Popular online fashion app Shein (Sheen) was banned along with hundreds of Chinese apps last year in the face of a ban by the Indian government due to data security concerns. It was basically a medium like Ajio or Myntra, from which a variety of affordable clothing could be bought. Although the banned PUBG Mobile game changed its name this year and returned to this country, this did not happen in the case of Shane. Instead, it was heard that Shane’s products will be sold at this year’s Amazon Prime Day (Amazon Prime Day) sale. Naturally this was pretty good news for fashion lovers. But the rules are left! In addition to shutting down apps or websites in India, uncertainty has been created about the availability of Shane products through third parties.
Amazon may be barred from selling Shein products
According to a recent report, the Delhi High Court has issued a public interest litigation (PIL) notification seeking the intervention of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to ban, suspend and regulate the sale of Shane’s products through Amazon. Under the direction of Anantika Singh, the public interest litigation has been filed through advocates Preet Singh Oberoi and Amer Vaid.
The positive news, however, is that a bench of Justices DN Patel and Jyoti Singh has refused to grant an interim stay on the matter and they have adjourned the matter till August for the opinion of the Union of India or Amazon. The future of sales of Shane products will be decided in these few days.
Meanwhile, senior advocate Vivek Raj Singh, appearing for the petitioner in the case, said that it was banned to avoid misuse of data collected by Shane from Indian customers. In that case, if the sale of the Chinese company’s products though Amazon is not banned, the country’s integrity and sovereignty will be affected, he said.