Camel in Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Ahead of Eid al-Adha, camels have once again been put on sale as sacrificial animals in Kashmir.

Mushtaq Ahmad from Srigufwara area in Anantnag district said that he brought a camel for Rs 1.3 lakh from Rajasthan, news agency Kashmir News Observer reported.

According to him, it was his dream to sacrifice a camel on Eid and this year, his dream has come true.

Many dealers said that though the sacrifice of camels in Kashmir is very rare, the trend is increasing and more people are opting for camels instead of sheep and goats.

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Ghulam Rasool, a butcher from south Kashmir, said that he brought two camels a few days ago and has already sold one.

“If demand will increase, I will bring more camels,” he said, adding that the camel meat is a little less than that of sheep and goat.

Camels, popularly known as the ship of the desert, have become regular attractions ahead of Eid al-Adha in Kashmir for the past few years.

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