Blast Fear im­pacts As­sam IT mar­ket

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As­sam, Arunachal & Ma­nipur wit­nessed some blasts on 26th Jan­uary. Po­lice in As­sam said the seven blasts took place in four lo­ca­tions of Di­bru­garh, Tin­sukia and Charaideu districts of east­ern As­sam al­most si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

Chief Min­is­ter Sar­bananda Sonowal said the gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to fight in­sur­gency. “We will con­tinue our fight against in­sur­gency and the se­cu­rity forces are car­ry­ing out their op­er­a­tions against the mil­i­tants. Peo­ple of the state are united against mil­i­tancy de­spite the mil­i­tants trig­ger­ing se­rial blasts in the state on Re­pub­lic Day. Peo­ple have given us a clear man­date that they are for peace in the state. They want a mil­i­tancy-free As­sam. No vi­o­lence can af­fect peo­ple’s de­sire for peace. Peo­ple across As­sam will unit­edly stand against vi­o­lence,”

Every year around R-Day, As­sam faces these hus­tles­bus­tles. Peo­ple want a mil­i­tancy-free As­sam so that the fear of cel­e­brat­ing the in­de­pen­dence that we as a nation have achieved can be re­moved for­ever. Apart from the day-to-to­day prob­lems which peo­ple of As­sam are fac­ing af­ter the se­rial blasts, lo­cal IT deal­ers in Guwa­hati have a lot to say.

Talk­ing on the same, Vikas Agar­wal, a lo­cal IT dealer in Guwa­hati told The DQ Week that “Every year the same prob­lem is seen among lo­cals, peo­ple do not travel around 26th Jan and be­cause of this the whole IT mar­ket of the state suf­fers a lot.”

As­sam is a state of fes­ti­vals where var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties live unit­edly cel­e­brat­ing their cul­tural di­ver­si­ties al­ways. “Peo­ple buy new clothes and shoes in­stead of buy­ing com­put­ers on fes­ti­vals in As­sam thus al­ready lead­ing to no rev­enue and at pre­sent when one has fear of blasts while vis­it­ing the mar­ket, no­body wants to travel re­sult­ing the mar­ket down sit­u­a­tion” says Piy- ush Agar­wal, Guwa­hati IT dealer.

Piyush also added that “It’s not only the days around R-Day but oth­er­wise also the As­sam mar­ket is down from a longer pe­riod of time and the rea­son is clear, it’s de­mon­e­ti­za­tion. This could be the rea­son to change our fields as we; IT deal­ers are in big loss right now”.

The IT mar­ket is down in As­sam from 8th Nov be­cause of De­mon­e­ti­za­tion like other mar­kets around the nation lead­ing to low cash flow in the state says lo­cal IT deal­ers in Guwa­hati. In such sit­u­a­tion the blasts which have rocked the state re­cently might af­fect the busi­ness hard for Guwa­hati IT deal­ers.

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