E-commerce Welfare Association demands release of Evaly CEO, chairman
Bangladesh E-commerce Welfare Association held a sit-in programme in front of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court to press home their demand including the release of Evaly CEO Mohammad Rassel and its Chairman Shamima Nasrin.
Around a hundred people took part in the programme, arranged by the association's President Md Nasir Uddin and General Secretary Sakib Hosen, around 9:30am. Later, employees and customers of Evaly joined in.
Rassel should be given the opportunity to do business under surveillance, said the organisers of the programme.
At least six months' time should be allowed to deliver ordered products before the escrow system is introduced, they demanded.
A coordination committee involving e-cab, payment gateway, merchant and consumer representatives will have to be formed under the commerce ministry, they also demanded.
Like other sectors, e-commerce platforms also need to be promoted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
They also said that e-commerce platforms must seek license from the commerce ministry with a bank guarantee and that the e-commerce sector should get government protection.
Police dispersed the sit-in around 11am.