Hasire Usiru: Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore's Commons

Hasire Usiru: Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore's Commons

21 May, 2010


Tree felling by the golf courseThe Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to widen 91 prime roads in Bangalore, supposedly to reduce traffic congestion in the city.

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

Press Release : Bangalore : 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 passed, the amendment would remove 41 trees from the protection accorded by this law.

Kali Bachao Andolan

25 February, 2007


(The Kali River)

Handigondi Rock

29 May, 2005


(The Handigondi Rock near Ramanagram)

Keeping Public Parks the Public Commons

Protest Against ID Card for Entry to Lalbagh and Cubbon Park Gains Strength

30 November, 2009

Queen's Statue, Cubbon park, Monday, 30th November, 2009


Large numbers turned out for protest

Hasire Usiru

Public Action Report on the Lalbagh Protest

Written by Kanishka Lahiri
26 April, 2009

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 13 and 14, when they demolished 500 feet of Lalbagh's perimeter wall and felled several trees inside the historic premises to make way for a station.