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#Aarey: Supreme Court begins hearing the case concerning felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey.

Senior Counsel Maninder Singh for MMRLC tells the Court that the saplings planted are in healthy condition.
Senior Counsel Colin Gonsalves tells the Court that reports suggest that many of the transplanted trees are in poor condition.

Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi assures the Court that absolute status quo has been maintained, no trees have been cut since the Court's previous order

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At the Supreme Court for the hearing on the #AareyForest case.

On 7 October, special bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta had stayed the cutting of trees by Mumbai Metro authorities for a metro car shed.

The case reached the SC because the MMRCL moved to cut down around 2600 trees on the night of 4 October, just hours after the Bombay HC dismissed a bunch of petitions that had challenged the tree-felling.

Legal issues at play @TheQuint :…
On 7 October, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had informed the SC that "Whatever had to be cut has been cut. No further cutting of trees is required."

Afterwards, MMRCL clarified that 2141 trees had been cut, and that the SC hadn't prohibited them from construction.
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Yesterday #Aarey and today #Tigers
We trespass the whole Earth and claim the ownership!

Time to respect the boundaries of every living kind.

#savetiger @WWF @amalaakkineni1
Note from #AVNI : All Tigress AVNI supporters get ready to ROAR 🐯 against the Karnataka PCCF to cancel the shooting order.
All of you gather on Wednesday 9 Oct at 12 Noon in #PCCF Wildlife Office, Aranya Bhavan, #Malleshwaram #Bangalore
@PccfWildlife @TOIBengaluru @kiranshaw
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Should I do a small thread on how @realDonaldTrump would have tweeted if he was pitted against the #Aarey protestors ?
Here goes. No malice for anyone. Pure fun.
1. WITCH HUNT - failed newspaper times of India claims I am responsible for massacre of trees in Mumbai. Total Lies. Media is pathetic. Environment is in great shape. #MakingLoggingGreatAgain
2. BOLLYWOOD PHONY Ashoke Pandit who should cut down cheese & sugar & failed actress Raveena , who never did a good movie after Mohra claim Metro Shade can be moved. TOTAL LIE! Devendra Fadnavis is a very smart man who has my total support. Bollywood should be investigated.
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#Aarey: A Special Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan to begin hearing in the PIL against felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey forest shortly.

A student delegation had written a letter to the Chief Justice of India seeking the Supreme Court's intervention in the case concerning razing down of over 2500 trees in Mumbai's Aarey forest.

Senior Counsel Sanjay Hegde is representing the students who wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

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Thread on #Aarey-

Aarey metro Car Shed issue is turning out to be another case of NGO mafia trying to halt critical projects in India with the help of uninformed citizens

To begin with , Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro is a 33.5 km long underground metro connecting Colaba and SEEPZ,
with 26 underground and 1 at grade station.

This line is the most critical line of the Metro as it connects 6 prominent business districts (Cuffe-Parade ,Nariman Point,Ballard Estate,Lower Parel area ,BKC ,SEEPZ), 2 train terminus (CSMT, Mumbai Central) & 2 terminals of Airport.
Many are confused between Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Aarey.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is spread over 11,687 hectares. Aarey Colony is SEPARATE from it and is 1287 hectares.
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. @Dev_Fadnavis need not give an certificate of how #Ecofriendly he is to anyone

Planted 23 crore trees already

Set up 24-hour toll free helpline 1926 #HelloForest

Created #GreenArmy, a body of dedicated volunteers to plant trees

U can register here
#ForestSurveyofIndia has declared #Maharashtra as the ONLY state which has registered a GROWTH in #forestCover in past years

Not just #forests, but trees outside jungles have also seen a spike
253 m2 rise in #trees
82 km2 rise in #mangroves

Survival rate of the 23 crore trees planted

2016 72 %
2017 80 %
2018 85 %

Impressive, isn’t it?

More focus has been on areas of the state with LESS forest cover like Marathwada, Western Maharashtra & Vidarbha

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Think before react #Aarey
One of the two activists who filed a writ petition, Mr Biju Kattain, lives in Royal Palms, deep inside Aarey Colony. Royal Palms has a golf course, twice the size of the proposed metro shed. It is advertised as a place where “you can be around nature”.1
Bollywood stars, who have all tweeted to #SaveAarey, and in the case of Shraddha Kapoor, even personally visited the site, all monetarily benefit from shooting at Film City and Whistling Woods that were built right in the heart of Aarey by “slaughtering its ecosystem”. 2
Royal Palms is 97 hectares in size. Film City is 210 hectares in size. The proposed Metro-3 shed is 30 hectares in size.
Apparently, it was fine to destroy the “green lungs” of Mumbai when only a few private people and institutions were profiting from it, 3
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Thread for #SaveAareyExpose
by certain Religious groups,NGOs with Vested Interests who are trying their best to Sabotage Govt of India Developmental Projects for their illicit gains
They did the same in Kudankulam nuclear plant, konkan railway projkt

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Why selective protest against, 'Metro Shed' only, while there is absolute silence on 'Film City'& 'Royal Palms' etc. #AareyExpose

Just think...
This photo explains a lot. Just see how tiny area will be used for metro car shed. Look at the yellow part.

So why this HALLA GULLA over a small area which is given for construction of #MetroRailway3
Why is Catholic church up in arms against this project ?
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Why selective protest against, 'Metro Shed' only, while there is absolute silence on 'Film City'& 'Royal Palms' etc. #Aarey
➡ Aarey milk colony is spread over 1,280 hectares out of which 33 hectares has been planned for Mumbai Metro 3 car shed, this is approximately 2.5 percent.

#AarayForest #Aaray
➡ High Court has dismissed all the petitions challenging Aarey as a forest land on 4th October 2019.

#AarayForest #Aaray
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#Aarey facts #Activists don’t tell us

Environmental Impact Assessment (#EIA) report of having @MumbaiMetro3 carshed in #Aarey was prepared not by #MMRCL or any govt agencies but by a neutral #Japanese agency - #JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)?

#Aarey Facts we don’t know 2

In Oct 2018, #MumbaiHC accepted govt’s argument that the #Aarey land will not be used for ANY #commercial project and a monitoring and supervising mechanism would be in place to ensure that the #conditions imposed on the MMRCL are met

#Aarey Facts we don’t know 3

Only #2 % of #Aarey land is used for #Metro

There are no #Adivasi padas nor #wildlife per se in the 30-hectare area, which is bound on 3 sides by major roads-
Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Rd
Marol-Maroshi road &
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

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Shocking revealations by @Dev_Fadnavis

When it is was decided to build @MumbaiMetro3 carshed inside #Aarey, govt received 13,000 objections of which 10,000 were put up on a #Bengaluru based website.

The handwritten objections recd were a few 100

#SC has already said that the proposed area for car depot in #Aarey is #notAForest or a place rich in #biodiversity, but it is #Govt land where permission can be given

It has also ruled out the #feasibility of any #alternatives

. @Dev_Fadnavis has dubbed @MumbaiMetro3 project as a #CarbonUltraPositive

He said: We will be putting 13,000 trees in place of the trees that will be cut

Plus, his govt will be planting #50crore trees across the State of which #33crore have already been planted

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I live in Goregaon and go for my morning jogs to Aarey hence speak witha certain knowledge of the area.
Some pictures for apreciation of a wider audience. #AareyForest #aarey 1/n
Aarey is dotted with cattle shed, government quaters, entertainment aeeas, shops etc the attached bifurcation of areas by use is enlightening. Can it be called a forest?
A view of the cattle sheds and the grasslands the primary purpose of Aareys existence
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The approval for cutting of 2,700 trees by BMC despite a historic 1,20,000 plus objections being acknowledged by the tree authority, is a betrayal of Mumbaikars, we urge Mumbaikars to take to the ballot to vote out those responsible! 1/7

The party has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the 'Save Aarey' movement, & has organised Satyagrahas, mobilized support on the ground and even moved court when due process wasn't followed. 2/7
We feel it pertinent to point out that we aren't against the metro, we are against the proposed site of the metro-3 shed, which can be relocated to any of the 13 alternative sites, which the Govt of Maharashtra had accepted and found feasible. 3/7
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