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Aarey: Trees Felled in the Dead of the Night CJP Stands with Aarey

On Friday night trees in Aarey Milk Colony, a region regarded as Mumbai’s “green lungs”, were felled. This, just hours after the Bombay High Court shockingly disposed of all petitions against the felling of over 2,700 trees to make way for a car shed for the Mumbai Metro project. CJP has been following all developments…

Inside Aarey: Where the Adivasis are fighting another battle CJP Stands with Aarey

Removed from the concrete jungle and what’s seen of Aarey from a surface level, the Adivasis have been living contentedly on their lands for generations, worshiping and celebrating mother nature. There are 27 Adivasi Hamlets in the Aarey Forest. As the Government of Maharashtra refuses to acknowledge Aarey as a forest and the ‘Save Aarey’…

Aarey's adivasis are fighting against losing land that they feel is historically theirs

Banjar Zameen: A Prayer to Save Aarey By Farhan Khan x BeatRAW x D-cypher

Watch three young rappers take up the cause of the Aarey forest also called Mumbai’s ‘green lungs’. Aarey is now under severe threat owing to the metro car shed project. A human chain to protect the forest is being organised on March 30, 4:30 PM at Marine Lines, Mumbai. Related: How Adivasis in Aarey are…

Mystery of the Aarey Fire

The Mystery of the Aarey Fire and the Need for a Citizens’ Inquiry CJP investigation on the ground and related facts

In the late hours of Monday, December 3, 2018, a fire blazed in Mumbai’s Aarey forest, the city’s last remaining major green area. Various news reports reported that the fire originated in a plot close to the IT Park that is located adjacent to Aarey. Reports indicated that the fire department struggled to control the…

In Pictures: A Walk Through Aarey A glimpse into the life of Warli Adivasis in the Aarey forest

A lot has been said about the need to save trees in the Aarey forest and protect the green cover of the concrete jungle that Mumbai has become. However, very few people are familiar with the fact that the Aarey forest is also home to Warli Adivasis, who have inhabited the area for decades. Multiple…

Prakash Bhoir, an adivasi who says conservation is in the culture of his people

Meet this Lover of the Aarey Forest, Prakash Bhoir Reclaiming Forest Land, One Tree at a Time

Prakash Bhoir is a fiery Adivasi activist from Aarey, whose consistent initiatives have helped shed light on the condition of Adivasis in this forest. The Aarey forest, located in the Northern suburbs of Mumbai, is the only green cover in the area, and is known for its lush greenery, with tall trees, grasslands and rocky…

Aarey's adivasis are fighting against losing land that they feel is historically theirs

How Adivasis in Aarey are at risk of losing their land and livelihood CJP supports the struggle of Warli Adivasis

Adivasis in Aarey at risk of losing their land, their homes, and their livelihood due to the proposed Metro shed, which is also a threat to Mumbai’s precious green cover. Even as the fight to preserve the city’s limited tree cover is waged, the rights of the Adivasis in the area must be protected. The…

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