Protesters: Mumbai’s Aarey Has Become ‘Kashmir’ After Sec 144 | Aarey Forest Fight |

Section 144 was imposed and roads leading to Aarey blocked as protesters escalated their fight, a day after the court gave its nod to the felling of over 2,500 trees for the Metro project. On Friday, the high court refused to recognize Aarey as a forest, allowing the authorities to cut down trees for the construction of a shed for the Mumbai Metro. The authorities soon complied, with activists complaining that about 200 trees were cut down in a late-night operation.