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Eid al-Adha: The Sale of Sacrificial Animals Sees Huge Dip in Kashmir

"The sheep we used to sell for Rs 30,000 a year ago is not getting us even Rs 20,000 this year."

Due to economic distress and restrictions enforced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a discernible dip in the sale of sacrificial animals in Kashmir this Eid.

The economy is going through a staggering low, quite visibly affecting the celebrations with fewer costumers searching for sacrificial animals this Eid.

“Scrapping of Article 370 and the subsequent coronavirus pandemic has hampered the sale of our animals. The sheep we used to sell for Rs 30,000 a year ago is not getting us even Rs 20,000 this year. There is a stark difference this time,” said Showkat Ahmad, a seller in Srinagar’s Eidgah area.