Bolly Celebs Protest After BMC Approves Cutting Down 2,700 Trees In Mumbai’s Aarey Forest

Amidst the striking rate of melting glaciers, water crisis, rising temperatures, flooding, the tragic case of the Amazon Forest burning for days with 20% of it lost, you would think that the government will start taking respective measures to curb the environmental crisis that the world is facing right now. But we were wrong.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Tree Authority recently cleared the proposal for cutting down more than 2,700 trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Forest in order to make a car shed for Metro-3 passengers.

According to sources, the Tree Authority decided to compensate the loss by planting thrice as many saplings elsewhere. This is to be kept in mind that it takes years before a sapling turns into a tree, also that a great number dies in the process.

Social media is filled with posts opposing BMC’s step, voicing out the need to save the Aarey Forest. Amongst them are popular Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza, Vishal Dadlani, Disha Patani, and Esha Gupta who are strongly rebuking BMC’s decision of cutting down the trees amidst heavy climatic crisis.

Isha Gupta took to her Instagram to post a strong message:

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Disha Patani too asked Mumbai citizens to rise up and speak out against BMC’s action:

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Others have also joined the protest against Aarey deforestation:

This is an absolutely shameful and condemnable step taken by authorities when every day our planet gets an inch closer to death!