Celebrities and environment activists in B-town have been venting out their angers on social media, after the government authorities began slashing down the trees at Mumbai Aarey Colony for metro car shed. Recently, the Bombay High Court has dismissed all the petitions against the chopping off of more than 2,600 trees in the area, and the reports reveal that more than 200 trees have been chopped off by Friday night, which immediately sparked protests, with reactions from the Bollywood stars and celebrities pouring in.
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter, to voice his concerns writing, "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.”
UN Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza wrote "400 trees have been cut in the dead of the night. As citizens sang and joined hands in unity pleading to STOP this massacre. Can't you see they are UNITED by love!?! Love for nature. Love for our children and our future. #Aarey #ClimateAction #ActNow #ChangeIsComing."
Actress Richa Chaddha too expressed her concerns writing, "Why were trees cut in the dead of the night? Who gets rich(er) because of this metro car shed? Everything about this is shady from the get-go, including how the first signatures for the tree felling were obtained."
Actor Sidharth Malhotra wrote, "Heard the terrible news about the cutting down of trees in #AareyForest started last night! The ecological imbalance this can cause is beyond control & it must stop. I urge the authorities to help #SaveAarey if not for us, for our future generations @narendramodi @Dev_Fadnavis."
Varun Dhawan too wrote, "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."
Other celebrities of B-town including Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Urmila Matondkar, Ilina D’cruz, too started pouring in their concerns and venting out their frustrations over the issue, urging the Mumbaikars to wake up and join in the protest.