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Surat textile traders end indefinite hunger strike against GST

Hitesh Sanklecha, a textile trader who was fighting for the removal of GST on MMF fabrics, broke his 18-day-old hunger strike on Tuesday. Sanklecha, who was on a hunger strike on behalf of the 65,000 textile traders in the 165 markets here, broke his fast in the presence of his supporters at a public meeting near good luck market.

Among the huge presence of textile traders and workers at the public meeting, Sanklecha stated that since traders have bowed down before the government due to the weak leadership of the Textile GST Sangarsh Samiti (TGSS), he has no option but to end his hunger strike.

He further added that he has asked the TGSS to call a meeting of presidents and vice-presidents of all the 165 textile markets in the city to take their undisputed view on continuing the strike. At the STM meeting, there were representatives of a few markets and the FOSTTA declared that majority of people wanted the markets to reopen.

At the public meeting, the traders continued to shout slogans against Central government and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley. Hundreds of people hit the roads from Mahavir market and forced a few markets on their way to shut down after the public meeting was over. It was after the interference of the police, the crowds dispersed and a few protesters were arrested from the spot.

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