Fishes found dead in Kupwara pond, locals blame PHE, Fisheries Dept

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Srinagar

Locals are anguished over the death of trout fishes in a pond at Diver village of Lolab area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

According to locals, hundreds of fishes were found dead in the pond water, which had apparently turned dirty. The anguished people held the departments of PHE and Fisheries responsible for the death of hundreds of fishes.

The locals said that hundreds of fishes died since past three days in a pond at Ganie Mohalla, Diver, Lolab.

“The administration is well aware of the death of fishes but they didn’t take any serious step to investigate the cause of death. Not a single officer paid a visit to the pond,” they said adding, “We think some poison has been sprayed in the pond.”

The people have appealed SDM Lolab to take strong notice of the matter and serious measures to save thousands of trout fishes in the pond. When contacted, SDM Lolab, Ahmed Hussain said he will look into the matter. (GNS)

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