Trees For Delhi – Protest on World Environment Day
Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing
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.
‘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.
Mr. Parvinder Singh being interviewed by a reporter from AajTak.
Local residents also joined in the protest to save their homes and their ambient environment.
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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