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Ahmedabad: Textile traders on indefinite strike against 5% GST

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Textile traders of Ahmedabad will go on an indefinite strike from Monday to mount pressure on the government to roll back 5% GST on cloth. This decision was made on Sunday after a meeting of textile traders associated with three major textile markets in the city. These markets include Maskati Cloth Market Association, New Cloth Market and Panchkuva Cloth Market, a release by these associations said.

“5% GST on cloth is not acceptable to anyone who is in the textile business. To raise our voice against this tax, all the textile markets in the city will go on indefinite strike from tomorrow, as traders will refrain from any kind of transaction,” the joint statement said.

This comes soon after textile traders in Surat have gone on an indefinite hunger strike for the past one week. On Saturday, thousands of traders took part in a massive rally to protest against the 5% GST rate. Union minister Parshottam Rupala on Sunday asked traders to engage in talks with the Centre to resolve the issue instead of staging protests.

Meanwhile, people associated with the Kite Manufacturers Association registered their protest against 5% GST on the kite making industry in a unique way by organising kite flying festival on Sabarmati Riverfront.

“We have organised this kite flying festival to register our protest against 5% GST imposed on us. Earlier, there was no tax on kite making. Most people who make kites are illiterate and do not understand anything about tax structure. We want the government to revoke GST, otherwise, we will have to shut our business,” said a kite maker, Nasruddin.


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