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Illegal Cattle Markets Sprouting in Sylhet Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

09 August 2019

BANGLADESH - With Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, illegal cattle markets are being set up in various areas across Sylhet sadar upazila.

Only 21 markets are permitted in the whole district, but there are more cattle markets inside Sylhet city alone.

Excluding the permanent cattle markets at Kazirbazar in Sylhet city, there are only two permitted temporary cattle markets at Laldighir Par and Tilagarh. Two more markets are permitted by the District Administration near the city at Tukerbazar and Pirerbazar.

But this correspondent found at least 20 more markets either set up or being set up ahead of Eid and all these markets are backed by local political leaders of different parties.

Illegal cattle markets are already being set up at Shahi Eidgah, Tilagarh, Rikabibazar, Chowkidekhi, Akhalia, Ghasitula, Mendibagh, Uposohor, Teroratan, Dakshin Surma, Kadamtali, Bagbari, Malnichhara, and other areas.

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Source: The Daily Star

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