The murder of Anchar Lake, Srinagar

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Citizen Journalist Hamid Bhat

Kashmiri fishermen use spears to catch fishes in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold winter day in Srinagar.

Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (1)  Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (2)
A group of Kashmiri fishermen taking rest before beginning to catch fish again in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold winter day on Srinagar.Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (3)

Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (4)

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Anchar Lake was the main lake for fishing in Srinagar city which was used by fisherman of the valley. The lake is on the death bed and is on the verge of extinction due to land encroachment. The fishermen who are living around this lake use this for their fishing. The fisherman usually earn Rs 200/day approximately for their living.

Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (8) Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (9)

State authority and Lakes and Water Ways Development Authority (LAWDA) are trying hard to return the forgotten glory to Anchar Lake and the locals who depend on it. Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (5)

Fishermen at Anchar Lake Srinagar (10)

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