Jewellers’ strike called off

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Jewellers have called off the strike just hours after they called the strike in protest against what they call harassment in the name of drive at jewellery shops.

The decision came after a meeting between the Bangladesh Jewellers Association and customs officials at the customs office on Thursday evening.

Earlier, the jewellers association called an indefinite strike across the country protesting at “harassment in the name of drive”.

The jewellers announced the strike in a press release in the afternoon.

In its announcement, the association also said the jewellers called the strike demanding a business friendly gold import policy.

The press release said the association sat for an emergency meeting on Thursday after law enforcement agency raids on various showrooms of ‘Apan Jewellers’.

Apan Jewellers is owned by the father of the prime accused in the Banani rape case, Shafat Ahmed.  

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