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To: Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; State Governments
Stop the draconian Indian Forest Act, 2019 from coming into force
On November 15, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said that the draft of the Indian Forest Act, 1929 amendment was being withdrawn. He added that the government did not create the draft to amend the law, and there was confusion among people about what the draft was meant for.
This is a BIG victory for activists and environmental groups (including us), who had protested against the proposed amendment and asked for its scrapping!