SILCHAR, Dec 22: The dawn-to-dusk Barak bandh called by the Barak Valley Textiles and Garment Traders’ Association passed off peacefully. Other business organizations also extended their support to the bandh by keeoing their shutters down during the bandh.
The bandh was called in protest against the imposition of four per cent entry tax on all garments. The main markets in Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi wore a deserted look. In Silchar, the association delegates, led by its president Roshan Lal Sethia and general secretary Manoj Paul, handed over a memorandum to the Cachar Deputy Commissioner demanding immediate withdrawal of the entry tax.
Central co-ordination Committee of Associations, Silchar Business Association Co-ordination Committee, Federation of Business Association of Barak Valley, Barak Valley Distribution Association and Nagarik Swartha Raksha Sangram Parishad also extended their support to the bandh. THE SENTINEL