In recreation of chipko movement, thousands gather to oppose felling of over 10,000 trees in Uttarakhand
Thousands of locals of Thano, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Bhaniyawala gathered and tied 'Raksha Sutras' to the trees pledging to protect those trees.
Citizens hugged the trees, and took pictures, which will be submitted to the government and the high court. Sandalwood actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sonika Gowda also joined hands with citizens.
Citizens from all age groups took to the streets near Sarojini Nagar metro station and scores of them hugged trees near the flats which are to be razed and formed groups around large trees.