Jewellery Trader Tries To Commit Suicide During Holika Dahan

By: Pranitha, 2016-03-25 13:30:00.0Category:  Issues & Concerns
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Jewellery trader on Wednesday tried to commit suicide during the protest led by traders at Chandni Chowk. A bonfire was lit in which the trader tried to commit suicide. Perturbed by the loss in business, the trader tried to step into the Holika Dehen but was saved by others. The traders wore black armbands and burnt the effigy of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not paying heed to their demands. Notably, the protest of jewellery traders against 1 percent hike on excise duty imposed by the government in the budget entered its 22nd day. The traders across the country are observing Black Holi. The jewellery association for the first time has decided not to celebrate Holi.

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