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Offline mobile sellers against e-commerce deadline extension; Flipkart warns ‘significant consumer disruption’

The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA), which claims to represent 2 lakh mobile retail stores in the country, has now written to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members urging the government against any deadline extension of the new FDI in e-commerce policy, reports the Economic Times. The association's letter, a copy of which can be found on ET, wrote that Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart are carrying out "unethical and illegal practices." Further, the letter says that the companies are harming the retail sector with "illegal use" of FDI by influencing prices, with the eventual attempt to control the country's retail trade and earn monopoly profits. The companies are already monopolizing supplies and offering discounts through their web of companies. Press Note 2 is "one small attempt" to checking their malpractices, and it urged the government to not give in to…

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