The traders also gave a memorandum to District Magistrate addressed to Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman demanding creation of a Regulatory Authority to monitor the online shopping companies.

Spokesperson and city president of (CAIT), Tilak Raj Arora, said that several online marketing companies are luring customers by announcing very low prices for various electronics and consumer goods.

These companies have also shattered the confidence of customers towards local shopkeepers by maligning their image, he said.

Several traders dealing in electronics, electrical goods,mobile phones, and computers having their shops, showrooms in Ghaziabad took part in the protest.     Affected shopkeepers downed their shutter in support of protest, Arora said.

District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma said that memorandum handed over by protesting traders will be forwarded to the concerned minister in due course of time.

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