On Friday, October 4, videos of trees being cut down at Mumbai's Aarey forest made their way to social media. Despite the protests, Bombay High Court quashed all petitions filed against BMC's move to cut down trees for the Metro car shed. Lats night, BMC began cutting down trees at the Aarey site leaving citizens enraged. Protestors swiftly made their way to Aarey colony in the middle of the night and now celebrities too are taking to social media to share their views on the same. Amitabh Bachchan Faces Backlash for Supporting Mumbai Metro, People Protest ’Save Aarey outside Megastar's Residence.
Bollywood celebs like Dia Mirza, Vishal Dadlani, Swara Bhasker, Farhan Akhtar and more took to their Twitter account to express their anger and sadness over it. Previously too, various celebrities have spoken about their anger over BMC's decision and we had also spotted actress Shraddha Kapoor standing along with the protestors who had formed a human chain to protest this decision last month.
Celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter and wrote, "Cutting trees at night is a pathetic attempt at trying to get away with something even those doing it know is wrong. #Aarey #GreenIsGold #Mumbai." Check out other celebrity tweets here. Aarey Tree Cutting: Video Shows Authorities Starts Chopping Down Trees Hours After Bombay High Court Dismisses Petition, Twitterati Cries Foul.
This is heartbreaking news. With such an outcry to stop the cutting of trees why is this being allowed mumbai has done enough for the people in power to realise cutting down aarey is something the citizens don’t want https://t.co/df6llNejGX
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) October 5, 2019
Such a disappointing news on #AareyForest Cutting the trees in the night clearly shows even they know it’s horribly wrong,inhuman. But we can compliment #GretaThunberg act blind n deaf to our own #Aarey n think we did our bit to the #environment https://t.co/Tb0NyBbZPn
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) October 5, 2019
Such awful news 💔 https://t.co/PnP8Fibm5Q
— Ileana D'Cruz (@Ileana_Official) October 5, 2019
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 5, 2019
There is supposed to be a 15 day waiting period after permission is granted and notice has been uploaded on official website. But there is no waiting here. Our trees are being cut as citizens desperately plead to STOP this! @moefcc @PrakashJavdekar #Aarey https://t.co/nmVP7WllI7
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 4, 2019
Dia Mirza Shares a Video of Citizens Protesting at Aarey:
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 5, 2019
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 4, 2019
Please make one call and get this stopped, at least until the SC has a chance to review the… https://t.co/TDdh8cr8ho
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) October 4, 2019
Thousands of #Mumbaikars can still travel in Metro if the Metro Car Shed is built on barren land in Kanjurmarg or other 6 locations available for it. Why destroy an entire forest for it? #AareyForest + Metro 3 would reduce carbon emissions even more. @Dev_Fadnavis shame on you. https://t.co/Dnz3iEHYtd
— Mona Ambegaonkar (@MonaAmbegaonkar) October 5, 2019
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 4, 2019
Not just the citizens of Mumbai, celebrities too are disappointed with the authorities for taking this harsh decision. Stay tuned as more Bollywood celebrities react to the Aarey deforestation and share their views on the same.