By SMITHA TK | Published on 10 Dec 2021
The National Green Tribunal has stayed the felling of trees at Auroville, a spiritual township in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram. The residents have been on protest path since a week after the township administration razed a building and fell trees for a road project.
On the morning of 9 December, several excavators arrived at the Youth Centre in Auroville – a spiritual township in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram, near Puducherry – to demolish buildings and cut down trees.
“We are distraught and helpless. We are fighting for our trees and land. All we are asking for is a dialogue.”
The NGT has posted the second hearing on the matter to 17 December.