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Facebook stares at a new hurdle in India with its WhatsApp Pay

Facebook was earlier forced to retreat on its plan to own India's internet traffic due to opposition to Free Basics

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Facebook’s latest offering in the country, WhatsApp Pay, has divided the industry. Battle lines have been drawn — much like what happened when the social media major had announced Free Basics. And, like earlier, it is Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma who is opposing the most.   A chunk of the industry is backing Sharma, and others are backing Facebook on whether the payments platform should be allowed to be rolled out in its current form.     The opposition On Sunday, a host of tech industry insiders came out with their concerns on how ...