Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai’s Aarey to set up a Metro car shed. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. “Don’t cut anything now,” the bench said. The felling of trees is being opposed by green activists and local residents. (Photo: PTI)

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

The student requested the Supreme Court "to exercise its epistolary jurisdiction to protect Aarey without getting into technicalities as there was no time for preparation of a proper appeal petition and cover the scars of these young activists who are responsible citizens standing for serious environmental concerns". (Photo: IANS)

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

The Bombay High Court had on October 4 refused to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declined to quash the Mumbai municipal corporation's decision to allow felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro car shed. (Photo: IANS)

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

The police on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Aarey, restricting movement and gathering of groups, and cordoned off the area. (Photo: IANS)

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

Allies Shiv Sena and BJP have been at loggerheads over the issue. The opposition in Maharashtra blamed the ruling alliance for the "slaughter" of trees. (Photo: IANS)

Aarey Protests In Pictures: 1,500 Trees Axed, Mumbai’s Green Cover Erodes

In a unique way of protest, some logs were covered with fake blood and white shroud as if they were victims of violence. (Photo: IANS)

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