A number of Indian states have passed bans on online shopping sites from their online shopping portals, following a spate of incidents in recent months, including a string of online attacks targeting the websites.
On Wednesday, the state of Rajasthan banned online shopping services such as Amazon and eBay from its portals, citing a rise in online crime.
In December, India’s chief minister, Vasundhara Raje, said that a ban on online shops would “prevent criminals from taking advantage of people’s ignorance”.
In a similar move in January, Maharashtra banned online sellers of clothes from its portal.
In August, the US banned online retailers from selling online and ordered them to cease selling to the US market.
A slew of online shop attacks in the country, however, have not stopped there.
In March, a man in India was arrested for allegedly killing his sister with a cricket bat after she had complained of online shopping scams.