JOIN THE PADYATRIS IN THE DELHI RALLY FOR BHOPAL
Date/Time: 27 March, 2006. 9.30 a.m.
Venue: Park opposite Nizamuddin Gol Chakkar (Circle). Opp. Humayun’s Tomb
What: About 50 Bhopal survivors will conclude their 800 km padayatra from Bhopal to New Delhi with a 6 km march to Jantar Mantar.
More than 130 Bhopal survivors began a march on foot to New Delhi on February 20, demanding justice and a life of dignity for survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster and those poisoned since by ground water contaminated with Carbide’s chemicals. The Bhopal padayatris will have covered the 800 km distance from Bhopal to New Delhi in 35 days, stopping en route to interact with communities and workers.
Upon their arrival, the Bhopalis expect to meet the Prime Minister to present him with a six-point charter of demands. This time, the Bhopalis will not return without having every one of their demands met.
The march is being led by four Bhopal-based survivor and advocacy organisations: Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Group for Information and Action, and Bhopal ki Aawaaz. The march is the biggest and most important action ever organized by the Bhopal campaign, but it won’t be successful without your support.
Join the Bhopal Rally to Jantar Mantar
Schedule of Events: Bhopal Padayatra to Delhi
23 March, 2006:
Padayatra from Palwal to Ballabhgarh (28 km). Night stay at Ballabhgarh
24 March, 2006:
Rally – Ballabhgarh to Faridabad. (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Chowk Meeting: 11 a.m. (Venue to be announced)
25 March, 2006:
Arrival in New Delhi.
3 p.m.: Park near Nizamuddin Gol Chakkar. Welcome Program
Issued by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal