Eid ul Azha 2021: Images From Market

SRINAGAR: On July 19, 2012, a day ahead of the Eid ul Azha, some Srinagar markets were crowded but the retailers said the business was less than normal in comparison to yesteryears. For many, moving around was just to break the monotony.

Some Srinagar markets like Gonikhan were seen crowded for most of the day on July 19, a day ahead of Eid. But traders said business was not as huge as the crowds would suggest. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Business insiders said, by and large, the people avoided purchases and only took the basic requirements home. Even in those purchases, affordability was a key factor. This, they believe, is the impact of the falling purchasing capacity of the customers and dispersal of the business across Kashmir.

People purchasing bakery in Srinagar ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, being celebrated in Kashmir on July 21, 2021. The bakers, on the last festival, said they suffered huge losses as authorities abruptly imposed a Covid19 curfew. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Here are some of the shots from the markets on Monday. There is one more day to go and trade hopes the situation improves. However, weather conditions could play the new villain.

Trade said the purchasing capacity has nosedived in Kashmir as a result of which people either avoid purchases or explore affordable places. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Barring a few markets, the crowds were missing on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, being celebrated on July 21, 2021. Even the flea markets did not get much of the attention. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Use and throw artificial jewellery has been the oldest way out for teenagers to manage themselves on festive occasions. But the fact is that silver is back in fashion. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Shoppers throng markets for purchases in Srinagar on Monday ahead of Eid-Ul-Azha being celebrated in Kashmir on July 21, 2021.
KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
A Kashmiri girl decorating her hands with the henna ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-Ul-Azha, being celebrated in Kashmir on July 21, 2021. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

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