JAMMU, Nov 17: The jewellers from Jammu city and other areas held meeting with the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry and discussed the problems being faced by them in view of the ‘unethical’ pressure from certain quarters to sell gold against illegal currency after demonetisation announced by the Prime Minister on November 8 and agreed to open shops from tomorrow onwards.
President of the Jammu Chamber Rakesh Gupta, listened to the grievances of the jewellers and said that he would take up the same with the concerned authorities. The Chamber requested the Jewellers to open their establishments from November 18 onwards because many people from cross section of society have approached the Chamber and expressed their genuine problems as the marriage season is still on and they need to buy gold from their shops.
Chamber warned the miscreants in general not to indulge in such activities to pressurize the jewellers community to accept their black money and the Jewellers Association assured the Chamber that they will open their shops from tomorrow and also decided that the sales shall be totally against new currency notes issued by RBI/ credit and debit cards and cheques.
Those present in the meeting include chairman of Sarafa Association and Swarnkar Sangh Joint Action Committee Jammu Province, Raman Suri president of Sarafa Association Jammu Parjan Kumar Jain, general secretary Sarafa Association Jammu Vijay Verma, executive members – Rakesh Mahajan, Chaman Lal Khajuria and Surinder Jain.