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Sunday, July 3, 2011

BANGALORE GREEN MURDERS: Brute BBMP power fells trees, people!

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Sunday 3 July 2011 / Deccan Herald.

Steamrolling public opinion on the controversial Sankey road widening project, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Friday axed 17 trees on the picturesque stretch.

Indicating an authoritarian streak, the Palike also got 11 protesting local residents and green activists arrested before the High Court ordered status quo.

In a temporary but delayed reprieve for the residents, the court directed the Palike not to fell any more trees—only two of which remain under the project requirement—on Sa­nkey Road until Monday.



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