- Saturday | 23rd June, 2018
- Sunday | 24th June, 2018
People hold placards during a candlelight vigil held against the cutting of trees in Delhi on Saturday. Mr. Hussain said the files had been routed through him and that he had “given objections”, but the L-G had approved the cutting of the trees. Almost 17,000 trees could be felled to make way for the redevelopment of seven colonies. Gazette notifications show that a total of 4,067 trees were approved for removal by the Delhi government’s Environment and Forest Department, through department secretary A.K. He added that the files pertaining to the projects showed that the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest was the one that had given approval for the felling.