Mumbai residents rally to protect city's green lung

A child protesting last month against the destruction of Aarey forest, a beloved oasis, in Mumbai.
A child protesting last month against the destruction of Aarey forest, a beloved oasis, in Mumbai.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Two Fridays ago, as many of her peers prepared for a weekend of repose, Ms Shruti Nair readied herself for a long night of struggle.

The Mumbai-based, 30-year-old communications and design professional had just heard trees were being felled in Aarey, a beloved oasis of green in her metropolis.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Mumbai residents rally to protect city's green lung'. Print Edition | Subscribe