Srinagar, May 26, 2023 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, thousands of fish have been found dead in the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. Narendra Modi-led Indian government this week held the G20 meeting at a convention centre located at the bank of the lake. Indian marine commandos had kept on patrolling the lake in special boats for several days in the name of security measures for the G20 event.
The residents in peripheries of Dal Lake were stunned to see thousands of dead fish floating on the surface of the water body. “We found dead fish in large numbers at different places in the water-body. A foul odour is emanating near a spring in the lake,” said Manzoor Ahmad, a local resident. Officials from Fisheries department told the media that this has happened due to thermal stratification - a change in the temperature at different depths in the lake.
Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Dean, Faculty of fisheries at University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology - Kashmir, said the fish could have died due to low concentration of oxygen in the lake. “The pollution and increase of weeds decreases concentration of oxygen in a lake,” he said, adding that it has also happened in Nigeen Lake in the past as well.
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