Wular lake in Kashmir is a main source of livelihood for families who live by it. While the men are expected to go fishing, or even step out of the village for daily wage labour, the cleaning of the lake is considered the duty of women. Women go out in boats at the crack of dawn and deweed the lake every single day.
In this podcast, independent journalist Baseera Rafiqi speaks with the women who go to the lake everyday. Baseera who is a resident of Bandipora raises an important question - Why is it that only women are expected to do this work. She talks about how women’s work is invisible in the fishing industry.