Bhopal gas tragedy survivors begin indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: Five women representatives from Bhopal-based organisations along with thousands of survivors of the Union Carbide tragedy today began an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding enhancement in the compensation.

The agitators called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers to correct the errors of the previous government on the issue of compensation for the gas disaster.

The major demands are additional compensation of at least Rs 1 lakh for all identified survivors (over 5.69 lakh) and revision of the figures of death and extent of injury in the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court by the Central government.

The survivors are demanding additional compensation for all affected people and revision of figures of death and lingering injury caused by the disaster in December 1984.

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