Shin ban: Shin app was banned in India last year along with several popular Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile, TikTok, Camscanner. Like PUBG Mobile, Shine announced its return to India and started selling its products on Amazon. The Delhi High Court has now issued a notice to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to “ban, suspend, regulate” the sale of Chinese products through the Amazon India website.
Such as ANIPublic Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Anantika Singh “sought directions from the Indian Union to appoint a third party committee at the expense of Amazon.in to monitor the flow of information to Indian customers in Shine.” A bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh refused to grant any interim stay at the moment. The matter is scheduled for August.
The petition, filed by advocates Preet Singh Oberoi and Amer Baud, called on the court to order Amazon to partially suspend all partnerships with Shin. The application further states that the e-commerce platform must assure the Government of India that no user data will be shared with Shin in any form, it is a Chinese online shopping platform.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced that Shine products would be sold on the platform starting Prime Day sales. Prime Day sales start for everyone on July 26th and will run until July 27th For Prime key members, sales will start early on July 25th and these users will have early access to all deals available at the time of sale.
To recall, the Shin Chinese online shopping application was banned in 2020 along with PUBG Mobile and many more. PUBG Mobile has relaunched in India but as Battlegrounds Mobile India and is currently only available to Android users in the country. In addition, BitDance is exploring opportunities to bring the popular short video platform Tiktok back to the country, but with a new name, Tiktok.