KD NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 27: Expressing serious concern over the reports of mass fish mortality in Dal Lake, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has demanded a thorough probe.
In a statement issued here, Tarigami said that the sudden death of a large number of fish in Dal Lake following heavy rains in the last two days has triggered panic among locals. This tragic incident not only poses a severe threat to the fragile ecosystem of the lake but also jeopardizes the livelihoods of thousands of people who depend on the lake for their sustenance. Preserving the ecological balance of Dal Lake is of utmost importance.
“We urge concerned authorities to depute environmental experts to ascertain the cause of fish mortality so as to ensure that the lake’s ecosystem is restored and such incidents are prevented in future”.
Meanwhile, Tarigami urged the administration to provide support and alternative livelihood to the affected families.