MMRCL is arguing that aarey forest is not a forest so there is no harm in cutting down the lungs of mumbai for sake of development but is it a real development? If there is no oxygen left for survival what’s the use of development? A lot of petitions were signed, many NGO’s collaborated, student unions gathered but everything went in vain as at midnight MMRCL authority cut around 2141 trees🤷. Mumbaikars tried their level best to save but couldn’t do much as thousands of trees were laid down in the presence of police protection. Around 29 protestors got arrested out of 84 because of unlawful activity of saving trees.
Earlier we’ve written a blog mentioning save aarey thinking that maybe words are mightier and maybe people will somehow manage to save it but this democratic government has made all our efforts to fail.
No we didn’t lack in efforts this time,our government did. Fake promises of how concerned it is for our mother earth has now finally revealed by their actions.
Now supreme court has restrained authorities from cutting down trees till next hearing that is on 21 October.
Is this the development?
If yes, we actually don’t need it..
If this is prosperity we don’t want it, if this is legal we don’t even need the law.
What we all need is our nature right now. And if this is what our government is doing better we declare our country to be a non democratic because nobody here is listening to public.
We don’t want anymore trees to be axed. We just need initiation, a step forward to save our environment. Hopefully this last effort of ours won’t fail and at least at some point contribute in saving environment.