Forest belongs to whom ?
Question: Forest belongs to Whom?
Answer: To the Government
Question: To whom did they belong earlier?
Answer: The Zamindar
Question: And before them?
Answer: It has always belonged to them
Question: Did the government or the king or the zamindar create
Question: Who created forests?
Question: Which other things are created by Nature?
Answer: Humans, animals, birds, other insects, whole
Question: What do all of them need for survival ?
Answer: Mother’s milk
Question: Suppose, mother’s milk can be sold in market for Rs.
1,000 per cup. Will it be right for the mother to deny milk to
child and sell it in market.
Question: Why? Is it not because an infant’s survival depends on
it and selling it for money will not be right.
Question: Who has, therefore, a right over mother’s milk?
Answer: Infant; child has the right
Question: On what do we depend for our survival?
Answer: Agriculture and Forest
Question: Who, therefore, has a right over agriculture and
Answer: Those who depend on them for survival,
i.e- the tribals
Question: Then to whom should the forest belong? To the
Question: Then, Zamindar?
Question: The Industrialist?
Question: Then, to whom?
Answer: To the tribals
Question: Will it be right to sell the forest for money /
profit, depriving those who are dependent on it for survival?
Answer: First right is of those for whom it is
necessary for survival
Question: Whose dependence is greatest for survival on
Answer: Poor, cultivator, animals, birds and other
Question: For whom is forest being denuded?
Answer: For rich people, businessmen, government
servants, political leaders, contractors, industrialists.
Question: In that case, will these people save forest?
Question: Who then, can save the forest?
Answer: Poor people and cultivators
Question: For whom should it be saved?
Answer: for tribals
Question: and for who else?
Answer: For the children of tribals
Question: And for who else?
Answer: for animals-birds who cannot speak
Question: and for who else
Answer: for the whole world
Source: Hakara (Marathi Magazine) - date unavailable.