Bollywood Celebrities Fume Over Tree Cutting Inside Aarey Forest

Imran Asif Fazal |Oct 05, 2019

BMC officials amidst heavy police protection started cutting trees inside the forest to make way for METRO carshed.

In a shocking incident, BMC officials in Mumbai started the first phase of cutting 3000 trees inside Aarey Forest on Friday late night. Heavy police protection was provided for the drive, over 30 protesters were arrested for obstructing public servants from conducting their duties.

Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to show their anger towards the destruction of Aarey forest. Mumbai police have imposed section 144 in the entire locality and have urged locals and protesters to not interfere in government work.

Aarey Forest is considered as lungs of Mumbai, recently BMC had passed the order to chop 3000 trees to develop METRO car shed inside the forest. Bollywood celebrities had protested about the destruction of trees and had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to change the location of car shed.

However, BMC officials continued the first phase and tree cutting will continue for a few more days.

Reacting to the incident, Alia Bhatt wrote,


One of the protester hugs tree after BMC officials chop it.

Siddharth Malhotra urged PM and CM in his tweet and said,


Bollywood film writer, Ashoke Pandit said,



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