MUMBAI: Today, the Supreme Court of India agreed to take up the plea challenging the cutting of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony for a Metro car shed. A bench headed by Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant agrees to plea after senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayan explained the whole matter before the Court.
Further, Shankar Naryan said that “We have photographs. The CJI said it will be heard by this bench. Can it be listed tomorrow?”
In the year 2019, the Supreme Court had taken Suo-Motu cognizance of a letter petition addressed to the CJI by Rishav Ranjan seeking a stay order on the felling of trees in the particular area. Later, The top court restrained authorities from cutting trees in the Aarey colony of Mumbai after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had submitted on behalf of the State of Maharashtra that no further trees will be cut.
The felling of trees in the colony has been opposed by green activists and local residents.
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