Aarey Protest: Bombay High court dismisses the plea to stop felling of trees

High court refuses to give a stop on the felling of trees.

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Even on Saturday, Bombay High court was of no help to the environmentalist protesting against cutting of trees in Aarey forest. The stay plea was dismissed by the court. 

Currently, section 144 has been imposed in the Aarey and surrounding areas. For those unaware, Section 144 of CrPC bans unlawful assembly of people.

According to activist, almost  1500 trees have been cut so far and the cutting is still in process.

According to police officials, 29 people, including six women, were arrested on Saturday in connection with the protest against the felling of trees in Aarey Colony. 

Update: All 29 people that were arrested have been sent to judicial custody.

 As per the activists' claim, the trees are being cut illegally. As per the rules, the trees cannot be cut post-sunset. They also state that as per the rules, after the tree committee gives a go-ahead to the cutting of the trees, the order has to be uploaded on a government website and the trees can be cut 15 days after posting the permission on the website.

Many have taken to Twitter to express their anger and disappointment. 

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