Bhopal gas victims to begin indefinite fast Monday

New Delhi: Almost 30 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, several survivors of the world’s worst industrial disasters will Monday commence an indefinite fast here, demanding additional compensation for all survivors and correction of data in the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court by the central government.

To make their voices heard, five women survivors will sit on a total hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here from Monday.

“We have been trying to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the last two months, but have been unsuccessful. We have been forced to sit on such a strike in Delhi,” Balkrishna Namdeo of Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangharsh Morcha, told IANS.

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