Valley jewellers to continue strike
Srinagar, Apr 6: All Kashmir Valley Gold Dealers and Workers’ Association today announced to continue with their strike.
The Association said they will continue with their strike till centre government rolled back the excise and custom duty hike on gold and revoked amendment in Central Excise Act announced in the Union Budget 2012–13.
Association president, Bashir Ahmad Rather said: “Our strike will continue till the government orders rollback of hike and revocation of amended Central Excise Act.”
“For last 22 days we are on general strike and for 2 days on hunger strike and will continue with it till our demands are fulfilled,” Rather said.
He alleged that there are “some elements” spreading rumours that gold dealers have called off their strike.
“This is totally untrue. We have not called off our strike. We will fight till our demands are met,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to reports a section of gold dealers in other parts of the country has decided to call of their strike.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 6 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 6 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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