At times when the whole is raging with shouts of ‘Save Environment’, Bombay Highcourt, in a rather inconsiderate move, has dismissed four pleas contesting the decision of the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) to cut over 2,600 trees in the Aarey Colony forest, to build sheds for metro cars.
Environmental activist NGO’s had filed a plea seeking a ban on the plan to cut 2,600 trees in the region. The decision comes shortly afterwards, according to The Week.
The Aarey Colony is spread over 1,287 hectares and is known as the lungs of Mumbai.
Speaking to CNN News18, Activist Zoru Bhathena, who had challenged the decision to cut the trees in the first place, said:
“Extremely saddened to get this news. We will take this fight forward. It’s a sad day for Aarey today. We will approach the Supreme Court.”
The protests to save Aarey have been raging rife for a while now, even famous Bollywood personalities had marched on the streets along with thousands of people against BMC’s decision to cut down these trees.
Its a truly heartbreaking to see the Judiciary being so inconsiderate towards the environment, at times when the whole world is coming together to fight climate change.