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IN PHOTOS: Srinagar streets come to life on the eve of Eid

October 15, 2013 21:09 IST

IN PHOTOS: Srinagar streets come to life on the eve of Eid

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Mukhtar Ahmad

Shopping for Eid-ul-Azha which began last week peaked on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir with shoppers jamming all major markets in capital Srinagar and other towns.

Since early Tuesday morning shoppers were out in strength making Eid related shopping for the festival falling on Wednesday.

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Image: Kashmiri women and girls busy shopping on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, in a Srinagar market, on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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Bedecked shops selling eatables like mutton, chicken, bakery and confectionery products were almost mobbed by the people till late evening.

The business was so intense that some shops had run out of stocks early in the day.

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Image: Streets filled with shoppers at a Srinagar market on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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“We have sold all our bakery items and we have to say sorry to the latecomers,” said Mohammad Hanief, owner of a premier bakery shop in Srinagar.

Shops selling kids wear and footwear also witnessed huge rush.

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Image: Heavy rush was also witnessed at the sweet shops and bakeries across Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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People formed long queues at the ATMs in the city withdrawing money for the shopping.

Another area of brisk business was the sale of sheep and goat for sacrifice on the Eid day. The prices of sacrificial animals have skyrocketed this year.

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Image: There was huge rush in shops selling sacrificial goats and sheep in the city
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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The capital city was dotted with people selling sheep and goat at every vacant space.

The shopping spree left Srinagar roads clogged with heavy traffic making quick movement of vehicles and pedestrians almost impossible.

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Image: Heavy rush was also witnessed at the sweet shops and bakeries across Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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“Everybody is on the streets busy in shopping. We are trying our best to manage the traffic rush, but it is difficult,” said a senior police officer.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has felicitated people on Eid-ul-Azha wishing them well-being and prosperity.


Image: Women busy shopping at the markets of Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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