A senior journalist from a European TV channel leans forward to hear Rajendra Singh loud, at the Commonwealth Games village site (November 2007) Even as environmentalists across the city raised massive hue and cry for saving the Yamuna river and its floodplain, and even as their concern was picked by several national and international media houses, the "Court was simply not moved". For in a judgement putting the legality of the construction of the Commonwealth Games village on the Yamuna floodplains under question, the Delhi High Court did not put a stay on the ongoing construction. According to media reports, the Court maintained, "The environmentalists did not approach the court well in time to enable us to direct the respondents to undertake further studies or think of alternat
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. '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.
The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a two-day symposium (April 26th and 27th 2007) on Mining, People and Environment. Only for practising journalists. Click here fore more details CSE will also be releasing its new publication on the subject at the symposium.