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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray directs authorities to withdraw charges against Aarey protesters


Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray directs authorities to withdraw charges against Aarey protesters
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On Wednesday Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that he has directed the state Home Department to withdraw charges against people who had protested against the cutting of trees in Aarey. Concerned citizens and green activist had protested against felling of in Aarey colony for the proposed car-shed for Metro 3 line in October 2019.

Last year, after taking over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray had ordered to take back the cases filed against activists who had protested against tree cutting.

State Environment Minister Aadtiya Thackeray too informed about this decision via his Twitter handle. In his tweet, he mentioned that he had raised the issue of people had protested in Aarey last year in the cabinet meeting held today and he was backed by other state ministers including Jitendra Awhad and Aslam Shaikh.

"I raised the issue of cases on those who protested against the tree hacking in Aarey last year, in cabinet meeting today. I was backed by Ministers @Awhadspeaks ji & @AslamShaikh_MLA ji. The cabinet has decided to withdraw these cases. I thank CM sir, DCM sir, HM sir for support (sic)," he tweeted.

He went on to add that people cannot be punished for standing for the environment.

Apart from this, in today’s cabinet meeting the CM Uddhav Thackeray also took the review of the current status of Coronavirus outbreak in the state and implementation of My Family, My Responsibility.
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