Jewellers' Strike Ruin Delhi Weddings

By: Natasha Mahesh, 2016-03-15 06:00:00.0Category:  Developments
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The on-going strike by jewellers in the country has taken the shine away from weddings in Delhi. And here?s how. Brides-to-be have had to put their wedding jewellery shopping on hold, with many of them fearing that they may have to turn to imitation jewellery. Jewellery shops have been closed since March 2 against the 1% excise duty and mandatory PAN card for purchases of Rs 2 lakh or more.Speaking to us, RK Sharma, president, South Extension Jewellers Association says, 'The budgetary proposal imposing excise duty on gold jewellery would harm the trade and affect the livelihood of all artisans and manufacturers. We know the trouble that our customers are facing, but we are helpless.

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