No let down in chicken price in Okhla. It was during Shab-e-Barat when price of chicken had gone up and ten days have gone by there is no sign of price coming down, according to residents.
They lamented that price continues to be the same. “We are purchasing chicken for Rs 200 in our locality. And when pointed out that why the price has not come down, shopkeepers said they are helpless as prices are coming up from the mandi,” said N Khanam, a Jamia Nagar resident.
Besides chicken price, many residents complain that with Ramzan starting the prices of fruits like every year has gone up. “Just see papaya was selling for Rs 40 now the shopkeepers mostly Muslims are selling it for Rs 60. There is huge rush as residents have no other option. I was told that Muslims have hold over mandi and for many Ramzan is the moth to make it big and hence the prices of fruits and other important items used by Muslims go up in the locality,” said another resident Shahzad.
The story is the same all over the city and other parts of India, claimed residents. It is understood that in coming days residents are expecting the price of chicken to come down.