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Check hallmark while buying gold ornaments: BAJUS

Check hallmark while buying gold ornaments: BAJUS
A views-exchange meeting titled ‘Improving the Quality of Gold’ is organised by BAJUS Standing Committee on Anti-Smuggling and Law Enforcement at BAJUS office in Bashundhara City Shopping Complex in the capital on Wednesday. — SUN photo

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Bangladesh Jeweller’s Association (BAJUS) has urged the buyers to purchase gold jewellery after seeing the hallmark in it.

The organisation also requested the jewellers to deal in quality gold.

The recommendation came at a views-exchange meeting titled ‘Improving the Quality of Gold’ organised by BAJUS Standing Committee on Anti-Smuggling and Law Enforcement at BAJUS office in Bashundhara City Shopping Complex in the capital on Wednesday.

The programme was presided over by Enamul Haque Khan, chairman of BAJUS Standing Committee on Anti-Smuggling and Law Enforcement and former president of BAJUS.

Speaking on the occasion, former president of BAJUS MA Wadud Khan said, “It is important to further improve the gold quality control labs in the country. All these labs need to be modernised. Gold jewellery should not be sold without hallmark.”

Kazi Sirajul Islam, former president of BAJUS, said those who are selling low quality gold jewellery should be monitored. The quality of gold needs to be improved by forming a monitoring team of BAJUS, he added.

Dr Dilip Kumar Roy, former president of BAJUS, said that the standard of gold should be maintained at any cost. No-one should deceive buyers, he said, adding that the best quality jewellery should be sold in all the jewellery outlets.

Enamul Haque Khan said, “From now on, no jewellery organisation should sell gold without hallmark. I also request the buyers to check the quality and buy gold jewellery. BAJUS will adopt a zero-tolerance policy against fraudsters in this sector.”

Anwar Hossain, vice-president of BAJUS, said legal action should be taken against those involved in making low quality gold jewellery.

MA Hannan Azad, vice-president of BAJUS, said, “All the jewellery organisations which sell low quality gold jewellery should be brought to book. We have to ensure that the international standard of gold jewellery is maintained.”

Badal Chandra Roy, vice-president of BAJUS, said that sale of low quality gold jewellery made in some jewellery shops should be stopped.

Dr Dewan Aminul Islam, vice-president of BAJUS, said, “All the jewellery shops selling gold without hallmark should be encouraged to sell hallmarked jewellery.” BAJUS General Secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Assistant Secretaries Shamit Ghosh, Bidhan Malakar, Joynal Abedin Khokon and Liton Hawladar, Treasurer Uttam Banik, Executive Committee Members Babul Mia, Pabitra Chandra Ghosh, Reponul Hasan and Standing Committee on Anti-Smuggling and Law Enforcement Member Secretary Iqbal Uddin also spoke at the meeting.