Save Aarey: Tribal Community In Aarey Pay Tribute To The Trees

The tribal community had gathered near Aarey colony to pay their tribute to the trees on Tuesday, October 8.

  • Save Aarey: Tribal Community In Aarey Pay Tribute To The Trees
  • Save Aarey: Tribal Community In Aarey Pay Tribute To The Trees
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Zoru Bathena and Stalin Dayanand along with thousands of activists have been opposing the felling of 2700 trees in Aarey Colony for the construction of Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) car shed since the last four years.

Also Read: Aarey Protest: 2141 Trees Already Cut; Mumbai Metro To Start Construction Work

As soon as the Bombay High Court ruled out that Aarey cannot be declared a forest now and the case should be heard in the Supreme Court, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) authorities started cutting the trees on that day at 9 pm. There was huge chaos and tiff between the authorities and activists on that day as people weren't allowed to enter the area. Finally, a special bench on Supreme Court stated that the cutting of trees should be stopped till the next hearing which will be held on October 21. 

However, the damage was already done with numerous trees chopped down in the course of 2 days. In a way to condemn the act and pay tribute to the trees, the tribal (adivasi) community gathered near Aarey colony. They were seen holding candles and placards. Following are some of the pictures from Tuesday, October 8: 

 

Also Read: Save Aarey: SC A Ray Of Hope For Activists As Bombay HC Dismisses All Petitions Opposing Metro 3 Carshed In Aarey

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