A tree was chopped down at University of Delhi’s Mansarowar Hostel (Opp. Khalsa College) this Thursday. When the alert students rushed to stop the maali from doing so, they were informed – much to their shock and disgust – that the tree is being removed for the beautification of the hostel and that he had been ordered by the higher authorities to do the job.
On finding out that no prior permission had been obtained for cutting the tree, the students forcibly brought the mindless task to an end but enough damage had been done by then.
ALL THAT COULD BE SAVED.
“ONCE IN ITS FULL GLORY, THE TREE HAS BEEN CHOPPED OFF ALL ITS LUSH GREEN BRANCHES. IT IS SHAMEFUL”
– A Student
The police was informed and the authorities only rushed to the scene when the incident received some media attention. The gravity of the situation has still not dawned onto many of the hostel authorities who think nothing wrong has been done and that its just another issue that some of the students – who have been asked to vacate the hostel premises – are raising.
WHAT WAS ONCE A GLORIOUS TREE…IS INTO PIECES TODAY
Amidst all of that, students fear that the entire blame might be thrust upon the maali – who, under pressure may accept and be framed for no fault of his.
Hindustan, 5th October 2007 (Page 4)
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