Aarey activists and citizens sat on a sit-in protest inside the police station demanding the release of people detained. The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition challenging the cutting of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony for a Metro car shed tomorrow.
Save Aarey protestors are once again detained by the police on Thursday. According to sources around 15 to 20 people have been detained by the police. This is the second time this week that activists were detained.
Sources say activists had gathered near the car shed site and were protesting against the cutting of trees.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition challenging the cutting of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony for a Metro car shed tomorrow.
A bench led by Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant said it would take up the plea after senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayan mentioned the matter. Shankar Narayan claimed the cutting of trees is going on overnight despite the stay order earlier.
Citizens on Monday thronged Vanrai police station in Mumbai to protest the detention of people who were allegedly picked by police for clicking pictures and videos of trees being felled for the construction of a metro car shed in Aarey colony. However, the detained people were released by the police.
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Activists and citizens sat on a sit-in protest inside the police station demanding the release of people detained.
The Aarey colony site has been an issue of contention since the Metro car shed, which was initially decided to be constructed in Aarey by the Devendra Fadnavis government in 2019 and later shifted to Kanjurmarg by the MVA government, has been again moved to Aarey by the new Eknath Shinde government.
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