Video Editor: Deepthi RamdasAfter the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) gave a go-ahead for the felling of nearly 2,700 trees in Aarey forest to make a car shed for the Mumbai Metro, I decided to go to the area and speak to some Adivasis who have been residing there for generations.The move has been opposed by both the Adivasis of Aarey forest and environment activists. For the Adivasis, Aarey forest is not just their home but also a source of income.Make Meena Bazaar ‘Swachh’ Again, Say Deoghar’s Vegetable VendorsI spoke to Tai, who has been living in Aarey forest for years.“Earlier not even a dog used to come here. There was just us here. Now our kids have also grown up and we have separate houses. These kids will also have their kids, where would they stay? We can’t stay in colonies. We need this place only. We cannot live in buildings. Even if we have to stay for one day, we will die.”Tai, Resident of Aarey forestBut what we don’t understand is that on one side, the government says that Mumbai’s pollution is increasing and we need to grow more trees, for more oxygen. And on the other hand, we are ready to cut down trees. Nobody is against the Mumbai Metro. But there are plenty of other places the government can use for the metro. Why Aarey?Dear CISF Staff at Delhi Airport, Treat the Disabled With EmpathyI spoke to Sanjeev Shamantul, an activist who had a few important questions to ask the authorities. “What will happen after cutting the trees? The Adivasis who are staying here their lives are under attack. Where will the other creatures living here go? What will happen to the species? We will continue to protest this,” he said.(All 'My Report' branded stories are submitted by citizen journalists to The Quint. Though The Quint inquires into the claims/allegations from all parties before publishing, the report and the views expressed above are the citizen journalist's own. The Quint neither endorses, nor is responsible for the same.) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.