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#AareyForest: Administration cuts trees at midnight, Section 144 imposed

Section 144 has been imposed in Aarey. At the same time, many people have been detained after a clash of protesters with the police.


New Delhi| Administration and environmental lovers came face to face on the issue of cutting trees in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. After the Bombay High Court dismissed the petitions related to Aarey, the cutting of trees started on Friday night. Hundreds of people reached the stop to stop the harvesting video when it went viral, which has led to tremendous protests since then. The condition is that several kilometres have already been banned from entering people and Section 144 has been imposed there. At the same time, many people have been detained after a clash of protesters with the police.

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Significantly, for the metro car shed, the BMC had cleared the cutting of around 2700 trees in Aarey against which separate petitions were filed in the court. However, on Friday the Bombay High Court dismissed the petitions stating that the case is pending before the Supreme Court and the NGT, hence the High Court cannot pass a decision in it.

At the same time, politics has also heated up after the Bombay High Court rejected all the petitions declaring Aarey Colony as a forest. Aditya Thackeray said, “There’s no point for the Central government ministry of climate change to exist or to speak about plastic pollution when the @MumbaiMetro3 senselessly destroys the Aarey vicinity. This ego battle taken up by Metro 3 is destroying the purpose of making it.”

In another tweet, Aaditya Thackeray said that many environmentalists and even many local Shiv Sena members from the vicinity have tried stopping this. More so the increased police presence and the way this deforestation is happening @MumbaiMetro3 is destroying everything India said at the UN @UNEnvironment @UN

Let us tell you that there is fierce opposition in the cutting of Aarey forest for Metro car sheds. Many big personalities including Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, Dia Mirza, filmmaker Onir are also protesting on Twitter. All protesters on Twitter are tweeting with #SaveAareyForest.

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