February 19, 2018
Five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal today said that they will continue to campaign against BJP in Bhopal for the soon to be held bye-elections in the state. They said their campaign team has had to leave Mungaoli due to blatant abuse of power by the police and district administration and intimidation by members of the RSS. They said from tomorrow they will distribute pamphlets and posters to bus and train passengers to Mungaoli and Kolaras passing through Bhopal.
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February 15, 2018
At a press conference today, leaders of five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, announced their plans of campaigning against the BJP in the by-polls at Mungawali and Kolaras later this month.
The leaders said that they will be focusing on the false promises made by BJP leaders on the issue of compensation to the Bhopal gas victims in their voter education programme in the impending by-polls. They plan to share copies of official documents with the electorate in the two areas to substantiate their allegations of betrayal by BJP politicians.
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2 December 2017
On the occasion of the 33rd 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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21 November 2017
Having failed, despite repeated requests, to present their grievances before the Prime Minister for the last three years and the Chief Minister for the last six years, survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal have today launched a novel way to draw much needed attention to their five most urgent issues of rehabilitation, justice and adequate compensation.
The campaign called “paanch guhaar” took off with children with congenital malformations born to gas affected parents pleading for attention from the highest officials before large portraits of the current Prime Minister and the Chief Minister.
Moving images of the children’s pleadings for medical care, social and economic rehabilitation, adequate compensation, punishment of the culprits and clean up of lingering poisons in soil and groundwater were then sent through twitter to the two leaders by a team of cyber activists of the younger generation of the survivors. The portraits of the two officials will be carried to different areas of the city affected by the December 1984 gas disaster and those where the groundwater is poisoned with hazardous waste from the Union Carbide factory that caused the disaster. The “paanch guhaar” campaign will continue till the 33 rd anniversary of the disaster on December 3, 2017.
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