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Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing

TreesForDelhi Protest

A lot of students, organisations, and local residents turned up for the ‘Trees For Delhi’ Protest against the felling of as many as 500 Trees, to make way for a squash court at Siri Fort for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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‘Jungle’ Jaya giving a brief introduction about the proposed construction and tree massacre to all those who turned up for the protest. Lokesh can be seen in the vicinity. While some of the people did street acts, others went from car to car distributing pamphlets and collecting signatures. Still others shouted slogans and held posters and banners in order to inform general public about the damage being done.

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Mr. Parvinder Singh being interviewed by a reporter from AajTak.

residents joined in

Local residents also joined in the protest to save their homes and their ambient environment.

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Another of the banners informing people about the so called ‘development’ that is planned for Delhi city.

A signing campaign was also carried out and a petition was prepared and distributed to the people, drivers (during the Red Light), etc. and they were explained the destruction that is being “planned”. Almost all of the people who were approached, signed the petition.

The following is a news clipping from HindustanTimes dated 6th, June 2007.

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Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing TreesForDelhi Protest A lot of students, organisations, and local residents turned up for the 'Trees For Delhi' Protest against the felling of as many as 500 Trees, to make way for a squash court at Siri Fort for the...
<img style="width: 485px; height: 464px;" alt="slogan - trees for delhi banner" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/p6050122.jpg" width="485" height="464" /> Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing <strong>TreesForDelhi Protest</strong> A lot of students, organisations, and local residents turned up for the 'Trees For Delhi' Protest against the felling of as many as 500 Trees, to make way for a squash court at Siri Fort for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. <img style="width: 247px; height: 186px;" alt="Jaya trees for delhi" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/jaya-iyer-trees-for-delhi.gif" width="247" height="186" align="right" /> 'Jungle' Jaya giving a brief introduction about the proposed construction and tree massacre to all those who turned up for the protest. Lokesh can be seen in the vicinity. While some of the people did street acts, others went from car to car distributing pamphlets and collecting signatures. Still others shouted slogans and held posters and banners in order to inform general public about the damage being done. <img alt="Parvinder - toxicslink - treesfordelhi" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/p6050156.jpg" /> Mr. Parvinder Singh being interviewed by a reporter from AajTak. <img style="width: 507px; height: 469px;" alt="residents joined in" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/p6050145.jpg" width="507" height="469" /> Local residents also joined in the protest to save their homes and their ambient environment. <img style="width: 529px; height: 265px;" alt="treesfordelhi banner" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/p6050150.jpg" width="529" height="265" /> Another of the banners informing people about the so called 'development' that is planned for Delhi city. A signing campaign was also carried out and a petition was prepared and distributed to the people, drivers (during the Red Light), etc. and they were explained the destruction that is being "planned". Almost all of the people who were approached, signed the petition. The following is a news clipping from <a href="http://epaper.hindustantimes.com" target="_blank">HindustanTimes</a> dated 6th, June 2007. <img alt="trees for delhi ht" src="http://delhigreens.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/treesfordelhiinht.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8743652@N03/" target="_blank">Click here for more images of the Action</a> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Previously on DelhiGreens:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://delhigreens.wordpress.com/2007/06/05/treesfordelhi-action-meet/" target="_blank">TreesForDelhi Action Meet</a></li> </ul>

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Dr. Govind Singh is Co-Founder of Delhi Greens organisation and the Editor-in-Chief of the Delhi Greens Blog. He is presently working as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the University of Delhi.