Update: Strike against excise duty garners support and strength

Jaipur jewellers took a 1.5km rally today to protest against excise duty

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Jewellers, association and almost the entire industry has been extending support to the bandh / strike against the excise duty. The jewellers are striking against imposition of excise duty on jewellery in the recent Budget.Today, thousands of Jewellers in Jaipur marched a 1.5 km protest rally against excise duty. All associations of Rajasthan participated in this rally.

A mega strike called ‘Maha rally of all India Jewellers’ is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on March 17th in Ram Leela Madian and more than 10 Lakh people are expected from all over India.In support of the ongoing strike of jewellers across India, the diamond and diamond studded jewellery industry will remain closed on Thursday 17th, March 2016.