WHAT: Press Conference Launching Indefinite Dharna by Bhopal survivors
to Remind the Parliament of Pending Issues in Bhopal
WHEN: 4.30 p.m. 26 July, 2010
WHERE: Jantar Mantar
WHO: More than 1000 Bhopal survivors, Members of Parliament and Eminent Persons
The June 7 verdict by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal triggered a renewed interest in the plight of the Bhopal survivors. Buckling under the public outrage generated by the media coverage of the disaster, the Prime Minister set up a Group of Ministers. The recommendations of the GoM fall way short of addressing the real issues facing survivors, and sidesteps commitments made by the Prime Minister in 2008 on key issues. To remind the Government that it cannot go back to sleep on the pending issues in Bhopal, Bhopal survivors plan to remain in Delhi through the Parliament Session and thereon until their demands are met.
Contact: Shalini Sharma — 9958924989; Rachna: 9582314869