When will we get to a point where we can’t buy any items at any of these antique shops?
This is the question being raised in the wake of the announcement of the government’s move to ban the sale of old goods at most antique shops.
“What is the point of doing that?” asked Arundhati Bhattacharya, founder and CEO of the Indian Women’s Forum.
“I have never heard of this in any country, where the government bans antique shops, or where the state is in a position of power.”
In fact, the move to prohibit the sale at the antique shops was brought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh and followed by the Congress in Gujarat and Maharashtra, where antique shops are popular.
In all the states, the government has taken the decision to ban these shops, and in several cases the shops have been forced to close.
“There are two major reasons for the decision.
The first is the fact that these shops are a popular and popular part of Indian culture,” said Gaurav Singh, former president of the Kolkata-based Association of Artisan Traders.
Second, the shops are also the source of income for these traders.
The government’s decision to shut down the antique shop in Uttar.
Source: Flickr user “It is a big problem that the government can do what it wants at any time.
And they can also shut down our shops.
So what is the problem?
What is the alternative?” said Arunda Kaur, an Indian Craftswoman who has a shop at the shop in Pune.
This is not the first time that the Indian government has tried to close down a major antique shop.
For example, in February, the Narendra Modi government announced that all Indian antique shops were to close from midnight on January 31, 2018.
A few days later, the BJP government in Maharashtra announced that shops in Mumbai and Pune would be closed as well, and the same goes for some other Indian towns in the state.
With the recent decision by the Narendra Modis government in India to ban antique shops in their states, Bhattachiars has called for a nationwide boycott of all antique shops as well as the sale and use of antique furniture.
It’s time for all of us to unite and unite against the sale, importation and consumption of antiquities, she said.
Bhattacharyas campaign against the ban on antique shops is supported by the American Anthropological Association, which has said that, “the ban is a violation of the spirit of the Antiquities Act of 1909, which was designed to protect the environment, heritage and the sanctity of cultural sites.”