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Plea Filed In Sc Seeking Disclosure On Origin Of Products, Following India-China Dispute

Lawstreet Journal 1 Jul 2020 8:49pm

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court which seeks to establish a law that requires e-commerce sites to reveal the country of origin of products in order to assist the popular movement which calls for a boycott of Chinese products. 

Both nations have been engaged in a border dispute since May 2020 in the Galwan valley region along the Line of Actual Contol (LAC). The loss of lives of Indian soldiers has led to a mass outcry against China. Throughout the nation, protests are taking place which calls for striking the Chinese economy which the nation holds dear.

In the contemporary digital age, e-commerce sites have become important pillars of businesses, especially those which directly interact with consumers. A significant amount of trading has shifted online ranging from apparel to edible items and other products. 

This petition has been filed by Advocate Divya Jyoti Singh. It submits that there is an imminent need to establish and promulgate a law that compels e-commerce sites to provide information regarding the country of origin of the product for sale in order to deter or demotivate the citizens from buying Chinese products.

“There is a wave flowing in the country for boycotting the Chinese products by non-disclosure of the 'Country of Origin' on the web-portals, these giant business houses/e-commerce portals are not only playing with patriotic feelings of the Indians but are also proving fatal in the efforts of each and every citizen in boycotting the Chinese products and also are blocking the way in promoting… Continue Reading...


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