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News articles published about the 1984 disaster and the Bhopal campaign

Bhopal gas tragedy survivors to begin indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar from Monday

BHOPAL : A group of survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy will start an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from Monday. Pressing their demand for additional compensation for all survivors and correction of data in the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court by the centre, a delegation of victims left Bhopal for Delhi on Sunday. Five women survivors will join the strike.

Balkrishna Namdeo, president of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogee Sangharsh Morcha, said “We decided to take our protest to New Delhi after the betrayal of chief minister. We have also been trying to seek an appointment from prime minister for the last two months but in vain”.

Safreen, who founded the organization of children born after the disaster, said, “Madhya Pradesh chief minister had promised us in writing that he will join our delegation for a meeting with the prime minister on the issue of compensation for the gas disaster”.

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Bhopal Gas Victims Begin Indefinite Fast in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy Monday began an indefinite fast in Delhi, demanding additional compensation for those affected and revision of the figures after 30 years of suffering.

The Union Carbide disaster took place on the intervening night of Dec 2-3, 1984. Five women survivors began their fast at Jantar Mantar with other survivors and children.

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Image of Asia: Survivors Want Bhopal Toll Revised

Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy participate in a protest in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The survivors commenced an indefinite hunger strike in the capital demanding additional compensation for those affected and revision of casualty figures after 30 years of suffering. On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal in central India, affecting the lives of many. Activists say that thousands of children, born to parents directly exposed to the gas leak or poisoned by the contaminated water, are suffering from cleft lips, missing palates, twisted limbs.

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Bhopal – Three decades of Struggle: Gas survivors begin indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar

The struggle for justice and adequate compensation continues even after three decades after the country’s first major industrial disaster

New Delhi/Bhopal: Five women survivors of the ill-famous 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today began an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar here along with a thousand survivors and their children sitting in a dharna, demanding adequate compensation to the victims of the country’s worst industrial disaster.

Five Bhopal based organizations that are jointly leading the protest called on the Prime Minister and the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers to correct the errors of the previous government on the issue of compensation for the gas disaster. These five survivors of the leak of poisonous gases have decided to fast without water demanding additional compensation for all affected people.

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Bhopal gas victims leave for Delhi protest

Five survivors of the leak of poisonous gases from US multinational Union Carbide on 2-3 December, 1984 have decided to fast without water demanding additional compensation for all affected people from November 10.

The five organizations leading the protest are also demanding revision of the figures of death and extent of injuries caused by the disaster in the Curative petition filed by the central government in the Supreme Court for additional compensation from Union Carbide and its current owner Dow Chemical.

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