Rally to highlight plight of Bhopal gas victims

SOLID IN SUPPORT: A rally being taken out in support of the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, in Chennai on Thursday. — Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI: The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) on Thursday took out a rally here in a bid to draw attention to the plight of the Bhopal gas victims.
Long march
Starting from the Munroe statue, the protesters, including women, walked till the State Guest House, holding placards blaming the “greed of multinational corporations” and “conniving Western Governments.” They also highlighted the walk that the 130 survivors had undertaken from Bhopal to New Delhi. They began the walk on February 20.
Exerting pressure
“As the march heads towards New Delhi, various groups and supporters from all over the world are holding solidarity activities to highlight the plight of survivors and also bring pressure on the Indian Government to act,” said the ICJB.

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