Holi 2023 : Celebrate Holi but don’t cut trees, Mumbai Police appeals to citizens; Action will be taken if rules are broken

Holi 2023 : India is a country steeped in various cultures and traditions. Unity in diversity can be seen in this place. In this way, now the festival of Holi has started. Holi (Holi 2023) is a festival of joy, excitement, throwing colors on each other. Holi is one of the most prominent and joyous festivals in India. In this, Holika Dahan (Holika Dahan 2023) is performed before Dhulivandan. A large number of trees are cut every year for Holika Dahan. This not only destroys the trees, but in dense cities like Mumbai where there is a great need for trees, the number of trees decreases and the environment is also harmed. It also disappoints the individuals and charitable organizations who have worked hard to plant and grow those trees. If this happens, many organizations file a complaint with the police. Similarly, Mumbai Police has appealed to citizens to celebrate Holi 2023 but not to cut trees.

Mumbai Police On Holi 2023: Action Can Be Taken If Found Cutting Trees 

According to the information received, Mumbai Police has issued orders to all its police stations that if anyone is found cutting a tree, action should be taken against that citizen. Felling of trees is a crime and anyone found guilty will face legal action. Maharashtra (City Division) Cutting of trees is an offense under the Tree Protection Act, 1951. Violation of this Act is punishable with minimum fine of Rs.1,000/- and maximum of Rs.5,000/- as per Section 21 of the above Act and imprisonment for a minimum of one week. 

Mumbai Police On Holi 2023: What does the order announced by the police say?

In the order issued by the Mumbai Police, it has been said that police should be kept in all places where such incidents have happened in the past.  So that trees will not be axed to celebrate Holi. Police patrolling should be done especially on the roadsides of the East and West Expressway, where many private and public institutions have planted many trees. The public relations officers of the police station will visit all the sections in advance where the trees are likely to be felled, and the persons who are likely to take part in the felling of the trees. It has been said that such persons should be strictly warned not to cut trees or tree branches. The senior police inspectors of all police stations should be vigilant and take appropriate legal action immediately if a complaint of cutting trees comes to them or comes to their notice. .

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