In The Newspapers: Protecting Bengaluru’s Cubbon Park And Its Heritage

In this post, you will find newspaper articles related to the recent decision by the Karnataka High Court to build a 7 story tall building inside Cubbon Park. Visit this post for daily updates on this issue that is threatening the green heart of Bengaluru. From Deccan Herald: How long will Cubbon survive?, Deccan Herald E-Paper, http://www.deccanheraldepaper.com/?pub=pp3-20191030_2&article=786357400 State, judiciary must respond to call to protect park tranquillity, Deccan Herald E-Paper, http://www.deccanheraldepaper.com/?pub=pp3-20191105_2&article=2039089457 BBMP springs a green

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

21 May 2010 Background The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to widen 91 prime roads in Bangalore, supposedly to reduce traffic congestion in the city. At a whopping cost of Rs.8-10 crores per kilometer this project is likely to affect over 400 kilometers of prime roads in the city. The road-widening project will irrevocably alter Bangalore’s landscape, destroying lakhs of homes and livelihoods, heritage structures, and thousands of avenue trees. Likewise, it will

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Successful Protest Opposing Tree Act Amendment

Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons 21 May 2010 Enthusiastic Response to State Wide protests against Regressive Amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act Forest Department Unlikely to proceed with the amendment On the eve of the World Biodiversity Day, over a hundred individuals and representatives of a wide variety of organisations from across Bangalore came together in front of Aranya Bhavan, Hq. Of Karnataka State Forest Department, to protest a proposed regressive amendment to the

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Keeping Public Parks The Public Commons

Protest Against ID Card for Entry to Lalbagh and Cubbon Park Gains Strength 30 November 2009 Downloads: protest-coverage.pdf parkidpresscoverage.pdf petition-id-parks-horticulturemin-nov09d.doc petition-id-parks-horticulturemin-kannad.doc protest-30nov09-4.jpg Queen’s Statue, Cubbon park, Monday, 30th November 2009 Large numbers turned out for protest Over 200 people rallied at Cubbon Park on Monday, 30th November 2009, to voice their outrage at the proposed plan by Karnataka Horticulture Minister Umesh Katti to restrict access to Cubbon Park and Lalbagh by imposing mandatory ID cards

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Enthusiastic Response to State Wide protests against Regressive Amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act Forest Department Unlikely to proceed with the amendment 21 May 2009 On the eve of the World Biodiversity Day, over a hundred individuals and representatives of a wide variety of organisations from across Bangalore came together in front of Aranya Bhavan, Hq. Of Karnataka State Forest Department, to protest a proposed regressive amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act. If

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Hasire Usiru

Public Action Report on the Lalbagh Protest Written by Kanishka Lahiri 26 April 2009 Downloads: hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.html hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.pdf hasiruusiru-kannada-april26-pamphlet.pdf The citizens’ movement opposing the current plans of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) in the Southern Reach continued on Sunday morning at Lalbagh West Gate. Today’s protest march from Lalbagh West Gate to 32nd Cross, Nanda Road marked the fifth in a series of protests that was sparked by work conducted by the BMRCL on Apr

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Kali Bachao Andolan

25 February 2007 Background (The Kali River) The Kali river is one of many rivers that flows in the richly forested area of the Western Ghats. The river is 184 kms. long and flows into the Arabian Sea. Like many rivers in India, the Kali River is no exception — it has been abused on the path of “development”. There are 6 major hydroelectric dams that have submerged over 32,000 acres of the rich forests

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Handigondi Rock

29 May 2005 Downloads: handigondi3.jpg Background (The Handigondi Rock near Ramanagram) As you may already be aware, the Bangalore based foundation ‘Sanghamitra Buddha Foundation’ is planning on carving up the West face of Handigondi rock, 40 kms. South West of Bangalore, into a massive Buddha statue. Ostensibly the reason is to compensate for the destruction of Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Taliban. What is not revealed officially is that this is not the

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