Jammu and Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 23: The markets here on Wednesday saw hectic activity ahead of Eid as buyers thronged to get specially bred sheep and goats, triggering endless traffic snarls.
The markets selling the sacrificial animal resembled a medieval traders’ caravan, while other major cities and towns in the Kashmir Valley too witnessed Eid fervour and panic buying.
Well-fed sheep and goats have been lined up for buyers at the main bazaar at the Eidgah grounds in Srinagar’s Old City where sellers from even far off Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu region will sell the animals.
“Price seems to be nobody’s concern. It is the quality and the health of the animal that matters. A ram was sold two days back for Rs.50,000,” said Sajad Ahmad, 48, a buyer.
Fire-cracker shops in Maharaja Bazaar did brisk business as children bought their stocks for the festival.