The Ludhiana Retail Chemists Association, protesting against the arrest of two store owners for allegedly running shops without required qualification, called off their strike on Monday afternoon following a meeting with the Ludhiana District Chemists Association.
However, many stores remain closed till the Monday afternoon, the Day three of the strike.
Amandeep Ahuja, president of the Ludhiana Retail Chemists Association, said many druggists participated in the strike till the afternoon; however, they called off strike following the assurance that police would not harass them.
He said the chemists were being harassed by police teams during raids at various stores, following which they had decided not to sale habit forming drugs.
The association works for the betterment of the chemists, hence it would not allow them to adopt any unlawful means, he added.
Tikka Dalip Singh, president of the District Chemists Association, said we assured the chemists that police would not harass them, and advised them to keep their shops open.
However, Bhagwan Singh, chairman of the District Chemists Association, asked the chemists to abide by the law and not to indulge in any unfair means. “If a chemist does not resort to any unfair means, he will not be afraid of anything. But, if someone goes against the law, then association will not support him,” he added.