Section 144 Revoked From Aarey

Over 29 people were detained on Saturday after they started protesting against the cutting of 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: Save Aarey: Tribal Community In Aarey Pay Tribute To The Trees

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. 

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was imposed at Aarey on Saturday, which states that 4 or more people cannot assemble at Aarey. However, it has been revoked now. 

Also Read: Save Aarey: 29 Activists Granted Bail After 2 Days In Custody

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