Kneading Dough Using Feet: Snack Sellers In Srinagar Feel The Heat

Srinagar- Days after a video showing bread makers using feet for kneading dough went viral, non-Kashmiri shopkeepers selling bakery items in Srinagar are feeling the heat.

The shopkeepers selling bakery items say their customers have significantly dropped since the incident in Sopore took place.

Tasavur Ahmed sells bakery and fried snacks at Shiraz Chowk Khanyar.

He has been in this business since decades.

Tasavur says his business has significantly dropped since the Sopore incident took place

“Before the incident, the footfall of customers was good which has now dropped significantly” as he cuts a sorry figure.

“Every snack seller is paying the price for an individual’s mistake. He should be punished” he says.

Mohammad Sarfaraz, another shopkeeper, originally from Uttar Pradesh sells potato chips at Shiraz Chowk Khanyar.

He also voiced similar views saying he has been running the snack shop for around 25 years but has witnessed nothing of this sort.

“We maintain hygiene and cleanliness at our shop. We wish to see customers back at our shop”.

It is pertinent to mention, Police in Sopore sealed a bread making unit in Sopore area after a video went viral on social media showing bread maker kneading dough with his feet.

The video had triggered anger among netizens calling for action against snack sellers indulging in the malpractice.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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