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Vyapar bandh today over GST, fuel price hike, e-way bill

NEW DELHI/DIMAPUR, FEB 25 (AGENCIES/NPN) | Publish Date: 2/25/2021 12:40:17 PM IST

Expressing resentment over arbitrary regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants, traders across the country have called for a day-long Bharat Vyapar Bandh on Friday. 

What will remain closed

Road transport services across the country will be affected

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Shops, markets will remain partially shut, depending on respective associations’ decision

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Commercial markets across India

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Booking and movement of Bill-oriented goods will be hit

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) the umbrella body which has called for the strike said that over 8 crore traders belonging to more than 40,000 trade associations across country will observe the ‘Bharat Vyapar Bandh’ to protest against some of the “draconian, arbitrary and critical” amendments made recently in GST rules.

While calling for the Bharat Bandh, the CAIT urged the government to rectify glitches in e-commerce for preventing violation of law by foreign e-commerce companies. On the other hand, the All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) an apex body of 1 crore transporters have already supported the strike and has also announced ‘Chakka Jam’ of transport sector on Friday all over India. Apart from this, state-level organisations of chartered accountants and tax advocates, trade bodies in various states will be joining the bandh.

KTCCI to join ‘Bharat Vyapar Bandh’: Kiphire town Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KTCCI) has informed that it would be joining the “Bharat Vyapar Bandh” by closing all the business establishments and shops within its jurisdiction on February 26, 2021 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KTCCI president CS Litingse and general secretary Tsalichum S Sangtam stated that the “draconian provisions” of GST has affected the traders and common man. It also extended support to the Confederation of All India Traders and Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Responding to the bandh call, CNCCI, including trade bodies like Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nagaland Medical Dealers Association and Zunheboto Chamber of Commerce and Industries Wednesday announced that they would join the proposed “Bharat Vyapar Bandh”.

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