Bhopal Survivors March with Flaming Torches to the Memorial Statue on the Occassion of the 32nd Anniversary of the Disaster

On the occasion of the 32nd Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, hundreds of survivors marched with flaming torches to the memorial statue of the gas affected mother opposite the Union Carbide factory. They paid homage to those killed by the disaster at the end of the rally. Residents of the communities next to the Union Carbide factory where the ground water is contaminated by hazardous chemical waste were also part of the march.

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Leaders of the five survivors’ organizations: Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogee Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Group for Information and Action and Children Against Dow / Carbide who organized the march demanded adequate compensation, clean up of environmental contamination and exemplary punishment of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.

The organizations said that the current government at the centre has surpassed all previous governments in serving the interests of the criminal American corporations. “Dow Chemical’s Indian subsidiary Dow Agrosciences was discharged from the bribery case against them by the CBI last year. This was an open and shut case since Dow Chemical had already confessed to the Securities and Exchange Commission, USA and yet the CBI that works directly under the Prime Minister, let them walk away from the case.” said Satinath Sarangi of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action.

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Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha

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Bhopal Group for Information and Action

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Children Against Dow Carbide

 

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  • K SHESHU BABU

    Bhopal gas tragedy is a bleak chapter in Indian history. The industrial disaster has left many dead and the repercussions are visible even to this day. Government has not given compensation to the victims.