Protest against Tree felling at Gorumara NP
Nature lover people observed earlier in this year that markings have been made in several trees in Gorumara-Lataguri forest patch. Questions were raised, RTIs were done in order to find out the reasons for this kind of serial marking, but the various departments of Central Government were unable to satisfy this very much common query. On 3rd April, 2017 it was observed that sudden felling of forest trees is started. SPOAR, with a handful of local nature lover people protested and protected the trees. Though 10 trees was already cut down by that time, still further felling was prevented for next two days. On 6th April, the saviours were awe stuck when they found that the whole area was cordoned by the police force, RAFs only to safeguard the deforestation process. A total of eight persons including SPOAR members and some others arrested for disturbance in the ongoing process but were soon released. The need of a mightier counter response were felt and that is why SPOAR alone took this issue to the Honorary Kolkata High Court and were able to earn stay order on the tree felling process for next three days. On 10th April, directed by the Honorary Kolkata High Court, the case moved to National Green Tribunal (NGT), Kolkata. The Government has not yet been able to justify the whereabouts of this project. Currently the whole process is stopped by stay order and the legal fight is still going on.