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Assam: Traders call for Bharat bandh sees total shut down of business establishments

Commercial establishments, shops, petrol pumps including pharmacies kept their shutters down today in the wake of the shutdown called by the Confederation of All India Traders against FDI in retail.

Commercial establishments, shops, petrol pumps including pharmacies kept their shutters down today in the wake of the shutdown called by the Confederation of All India Traders against FDI in retail.

While petrol pumps opened after noon to ensure that the general public is not at the receiving end, other commercial establishments continue to remain shut in Guwahati and other parts of the region in the wake of the shutdown call.

About 40 traders’ bodies in Assam extended their support to the bandh call. In Assam various organisations like the Assam Chamber of Commerce, Kamrup Chamber of Commerce and several others also extended their support to the Bandh.

The protesting traders opposing FDI in retail stated that it poses a threat to small businesses in the country. The traders also noted that big e-commerce giants have already taken over a large section of the retail market in the country.

First Published: 28th September, 2018 20:49 IST

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