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In Pictures: The sorry state of Dal Lake in Kashmir

Updated : 2019-09-13 14:29:15

Dal Lake in Kashmir’s Srinagar has long been one of the central attractions of the state. But the tensions in the state after the repeal of Article 370 have taken the sheen off its natural beauty.

A paramilitary jawan guarding Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A paramilitary jawan guarding Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A young girl in a boat going to school in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
A young girl in a boat going to school in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
An elderly Kashmiri woman on Dal Lake, Srinagar.
An elderly Kashmiri woman on Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Shikaras or boats are parked in Dal Lake, Srinagar for tourists.
Shikaras or boats are parked in Dal Lake, Srinagar for tourists.
Dal Lake is famous for its floating vegetable market, which supplies varieties of vegetables to many towns across the Kashmir valley.
Dal Lake is famous for its floating vegetable market, which supplies varieties of vegetables to many towns across the Kashmir valley.
A shikara floating lazily on the surface of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A shikara floating lazily on the surface of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A Kashmiri woman is paddling a small boat across Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A Kashmiri woman is paddling a small boat across Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiri students wait near Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir for their ride.
Kashmiri students wait near Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir for their ride.
A local man is paddling a small boat across Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A local man is paddling a small boat across Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A lazy evening in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
A lazy evening in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
The floating market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, where vendors sell vegetables from shikara to shikara.
The floating market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, where vendors sell vegetables from shikara to shikara.
Kashmiris fishing in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiris fishing in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A young lad showing his catch in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A young lad showing his catch in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiri men selling their vegetables and flowers at a floating market in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Kashmiri men selling their vegetables and flowers at a floating market in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
A provision store in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A provision store in the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Houseboats parked in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Houseboats parked in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Permanent houses in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Permanent houses in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Waterways on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Waterways on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A shop in the middle of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A shop in the middle of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
The floating post-office on world-famous Dal Lake, Srinagar.
The floating post-office on world-famous Dal Lake, Srinagar.
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