Tuesday, July 2, 2013

JUNE 2013 : THREE HOURS INSIDE KASHMIR’S DAL LAKE


                                                                           

































JUNE 2013 : THREE  HOURS  INSIDE  KASHMIR’S  DAL  LAKE 
 (All photographs inside the lake by Autar Mota ... June 2013 )

Dal lake is vanishing fast. Inspite of the noise being raised  in Media  for its preservation  and revitalization , there is hardly any significant change on the  ground . Weeds have engulfed it all over . Constructions , Doongas , Houseboats , Raads (  Moving land masses ), ever increasing Boat and  shikara movements on the surface , pollution from human wastage  and inadequate restoration measures may soon turn this oldest lake to  a Land Mass  or an assembly of marshy patches .

Large scale   Tree Plantation especially Poplars that suck  water for growth  is another threat to the  existence  of this lake .  Rickety  Kashmir Handicraft shops  , Lotus   plant cultivation areas    for commercial use ( barbed wires have been used to fence the areas ), Vegetable cultivation areas ,  provision selling  shops, Tea stalls,  and Kebab Joints   have come up all over inside the lake. Encroachments and encroachments only confront you when you go just 200 meters from Nehru park and move in any direction  inside the lake  . You find roads , lanes , residential areas  and houses with lawns inside the lake .Do we desire death for this lake ?

Hum parvarish-e-lauh-o-qalam karte rahengay
Jo dil pe guzarti hai raqam kartay rahengay
( Faiz Ahmed Faiz )

Autar Mota …02.07.2013 .




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