When people who are going against the environment and nature could be strong and bold, why not those who abide by nature? This is not an argument of different opinions, its the basic principle that we share this planet with all life forms and we are no superior species who decides on which animal needs to live or not.
During our regular lake restoration works we face severe resistance from sand mafia, political forces and even religious authorities. A fear did cripple in during the early days watching their muscle and money power. However, as days went by one realizes that fear is the biggest enemy for progress. With fear we cannot work and truth will never prevail. We get engulfed by the wrong and become a victim for no fault of ours. Thus we decided to stand up, not with arms but with courage. We are doing our bit for the environment and we need not fear anybody whatsoever, as long as what we do is ethical and legally correct. We should always stay away from the greed for resources and take directly on offenders and show them our good work which in return should inspire them for good.
Afterall even they are people, If Gandhi and Mandela could do it, why not us. They were in our text books for a reason and we should take lessons most definitely. It is very much like reliving their days.