Eid shoppers swarm Srinagar city markets

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SRINAGAR: Markets in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Wednesday presented a festive look ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

Reports reaching GNS said that thousands of people visited various marketplaces, particularly Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Batmaloo and Old City’s Jamia Masjid ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr which be celebrated on Friday or Saturday depending on the appearance of the crescent.

In Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of this summer capital, huge rush of people was witnessed outside almost all the sweets and confectionary shops. At some places push and pull scenes were witnesses as young, old, men, women and children jostled to make the purchases first.

Footwear shops, readymade garment outlets have been colorfully decorated by the traders. The huge discount announcement by the readymade garment outlets has also been an added attraction for the Eid shoppers.

While frequent traffic jams gave cops a tough time, the shopping spree brought smile on the faces of the shopkeepers.

Reports said heavy Eid rush was also received from the markets around the historic Jamia Masjid in the old city.

Similar reports also poured in from prominent marketplaces in north and south Kashmir where thousands of people swarmed ahead in view of the Eid. (GNS)