Human rights panel: e-commerce has created inequalities in Covid and hurts small sellers


E-commerce flourished during the pandemic as many people started shopping for food and groceries online. To file

New Delhi:

Judge Arun Kumar Mishra, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said e-commerce created “inequalities” during the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting the rights of small sellers, who must be protected.

The National Human Rights Commission tweeted on Monday some of the remarks it made during the ongoing 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held online.

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“NHRC President Justice AK Mishra said e-commerce created inequalities during COVID, affecting the rights of small sellers, which must be protected. # 48HRC,” the rights panel tweeted.

“He stressed that business and human rights need to be balanced when presenting an oral video statement at the 48th session of @UN_HRC,” a successive tweet said.

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The NHRC chief in his speech also gave a brief overview of the various interventions made and the 20 opinions issued by the commission during the pandemic to address human rights concerns from different sections of society, said a senior official.

E-commerce flourished during the pandemic as much of the population moved online to purchase groceries, medicine, food, books and other items, motivated by constraints of lockdown or social distancing standards to control the spread of coronavirus infection.

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