In contravention to the routine Eid shopping wherein the people from the almost all adjacent districts would come to Srinagar to purchase clothes, confectioneries and other allied commodities, the inhabitants of the Srinagar city were seen travelling to peripheries for Eid shopping.
According to the KNS correspondent, the business hub of state’s summer capital wore deserted look on Saturday with no shoppers and no commodities on display. The shop owners at Lal chowk were seen clearing the muck from their shops and disposing of the rotten material.
Also the shop keepers of the old city had a busy day as the people preferred old city markets over the city centre with women and children thronging Nowhatta and Jamia markets.
People were also seen buying clothes for children and a little bakery. “This time it is an Eid with austerity. It is sadness all around as the floods have devastated everything and left thousands homeless. Few clothes and a little bakery is for children. We have no intention to celebrate eid gaiety this year,” said one shopper.
Scores of other people also stated that eid must be celebrated with austerity and the day must be the day to express solidarity and unity with the flood hit people of Jammu and Kashmir.