Eid al-Adha also popularly known as Bakrid is just ten days away. And by this time streets in Okhla are flooded with goats. But with nothing like this happening this year, residents are worried and some among them feel that this could be a sign to come: the goat price may go up this year.
“We are noticing something unusual this year in Jamia Nagar. By this time it was common to find people from nearby States to arrive in the locality with their goats. With nothing like this taking place this year there are fears that the price may go. However, they said it is too early to jump to conclusion,” said Noushu Ali.
Even in Dhobi Ghat, the area known for as a local goat market is not as crowded as it used to be earlier. Maybe this year goats will arrive late this year, said residents.
An activist said by this time the streets of Okhla used to see many people from Mewat landing in the locality with their stocks but not this year. We are waiting for a few more days to see how things shape up and if it continues like this for more days then for certain the price may go up this year, he said.