And it has begun! The lungs of Mumbai will be cut as per the Bombay HC order. The Government authorities took to the Aarey forest to cut down 400 trees before they could be stopped, at midnight. Now Bollywood celebs are taking to social media espresso their anger against the government's sudden to move to chop trees.

As chopping of trees began at midnight, locals and activists reached Aarey to protest against it. Yesterday, Bombay High Court has dismissed all the petitions against BMC and the state government's decision to clear the forest area. Taking to social media, Bollywood celebs like Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza and Swara Bhasker among others have tweeted on this covert operation that the government conducted at night.

Farhan Akhtar wrote, “Cutting trees at night is a pathetic attempt at trying to get away with something even those doing it know is wrong. #Aarey #GreenIsGold #Mumbai

Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani: #AareyForest is being murdered right now, in the dead of night. @narendramodi @Dev_Fadnavis , please don't do this. Please make one call and get this stopped, at least until the SC has a chance to review the…

Dia Mirza: Isn’t this illegal!?! This is happening at #Aarey right now. Why? How? @AUThackeray @mybmc @CMOMaharashtra  @TOIIndiaNews @MumbaiMirror @fayedsouza @VishalDadlani @ShraddhaKapoor

There is supposed to be a 15 day waiting period after permission is granted and notice has been uploaded on the official website. But there is no waiting here. Our trees are being cut as citizens desperately plead to STOP this! @moefcc @PrakashJavdekar #Aarey

This is citizen love, peace and solidarity for nature United by nature, United for nature. #Aarey

400 trees have been cut in the dead of the night. As citizens sang and joined hands in unity pleading to STOP this massacre. Can’t you see they are UNITED by love!?! Love for nature. Love for our children and our future. #Aarey #ClimateAction #ActNow #ChangeIsComing

Swara Bhasker shared a video of tress felling in Aarey. Captioning the video she wrote, "And it’s begun! #AareyForest #AareyColony being destroyed" 

Images Source: Instagram/swarabhasker/deespeak

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