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12-July-2017

The textile traders and powerloom weavers wiped out all their challenge programs identified with the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Tuesday following the killings of blameless pilgrims from south Gujarat and Maharashtra in the Monday night's fear assault in Anantnag.

The Textile GST Sangharsh Samiti (TGSS) and the Textile Yuva Brigade (TYB) had mutually composed a uber blood donation camp at Salasar Gate on Ring Road which too was crossed out.

“We stand in solidarity with the families of the pilgrims killed in the attack. All our protest programmes were cancelled on Tuesday and we paid tribute to the deceased. We stand strong with the families of the victims and hope that the central government will give a befitting reply to the coward terrorists,” Hitesh Sanklecha, leader of TYB said.

Sanklecha added, “The indefinite strike in the textile market will continue till Saturday. We have been invited by the Ahmedabad traders to participate in the rally on Saturday.”

TGSS spokesperson Jay Lal said, “It was a cowardly act by the terrorists who shot at the unarmed pilgrims from Gujarat. We all traders raise our voice demanding that the central government should strike back with yet another surgical strike on PoK.”

The public meeting of powerloom weavers’ community organised by the Federation of Gujarat Weavers’ Association (FOGWA) was also postponed on Tuesday.

Talking to TOI, FOGWA president Ashok Jirawala said, “More than GST, it is important that the central government should now wake up and act against terrorists. We can’t tolerate terrorists killing our innocent pilgrims. The public meeting organised on Tuesday has been cancelled.”

- Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel

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