Eid shopping at its peak in Kashmir Valley

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Eid shopping reached a feverish pitch across the Kashmir Valley on Monday, with roads in the summer capital Srinagar choked by a sea of shoppers and motorists.

Men, women and the young hunted for hosiery items, bakery, poultry and mutton to celebrate the holy Muslim festival of Eidul-Azha which falls on Wednesday.

After the pavement traders spread their stalls virtually all over Srinagar, roads in the city got choked by afternoon. Traffic policemen had a tough time regulating the flow of vehicles.

While queues of buyers were seen outside bakery and mutton shops, the most crowded places in the city were the makeshift animal markets, especially at the Eidgah ground in the Old City. This is where sellers from different parts of the valley and even from far off Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region had brought their sheep and goats to be sold as sacrificial animals.IANS



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