After the Amazon rainforest disaster in Brazil now the light is on Aarey forest in Mumbai which is gathering a lot of heat due to the ongoing protest against the cutting of 2,500 trees.
The Bombay High Court dismisses all petitions against the felling of these many trees that contribute a large part to the ecosystem. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday night started cutting trees brutally to make way for the Mumbai metro.
Several activists have come upon the road to protest against the activity while highlighting the cons and the after-effects of cutting down a huge number of trees with concern to the environment. Many protestors took their protest outside the Metro car depot site in the Aarey colony in Goregaon East.
“The vigor with which the Mumbai Metro is slyly and swiftly cutting down an ecosystem in Aarey is shameful and disgusting. How about posting these officials in PoK, giving them charge to destroy terror camps rather than trees?” says Aaditya Thackery President of Yuva Sena.
He further adds to the concern stating- “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 everything India said at the UN”.
Many protestors have approached the Bombay High Court but the court denied to intervene saying the matter is pending before the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal. “The greens fail in the instant petition because they have lost touch with the procedure to be followed as per law. The clock cannot be put back. We do not make any comments thereon as the petitioner has to now swim or sink before the Supreme Court…The issue is pending before the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal. Hence, we are dismissing the petition on the principle of commonality and not on merits,” a bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre said on Friday