Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Bhopal Ki Aawaaz
March 10, 2007
On the 19th day of ‘Right to Live’ dharna and the 6th day of the indefinite fast by the people poisoned by Union Carbide and their supporters the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh assured a delegation that all “logical and lawful” demands would be met. The Chief Minister also urged the delegation to end the indefinite fast. The four organizations leading the agitation said that all of their demands were indeed logical and lawful and that they would end the fast only after the Chief Minister accepts their demands.
Earlier in a meeting with the Director of Gas Relief in which detailed discussions were held regarding medical care, economic, social and environment rehabilitation, the official concluded that the demand put forth by the survivor organizations were indeed logical.
The delegation also held a 2 hour meeting today with the Principal Secretary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation along with Collector, Bhopal, Commissioner, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and other officials. The Principal Secretary admitted failure in the part of the government in providing proper medical care & adequate rehabilitation. He assured the delegation that he would prepare a note on the basis of discussion on each of the demands for the Chief Minister by Monday, 12th March.
Meanwhile the people on fast have lost 4 to 9 kg of body weight and are secreting Ketone and Protein in their urine. On the advice and insistence of Dr. H.H. Trivedi, former Professor of Medicine at Gandhi Medical College the fasters have started taking electrolytes in water from this evening.