Bureau Report, Zee News, Bhopal, March 5, 2007
Six representatives of Bhopal gas tragedy survivors today began an indefinite hunger strike demanding free medical care, economic and social rehabilitation of victims and safe disposal of toxins stored at the Union Carbide factory here.
The strike here was part of an ongoing ‘right to live’ campaign launched by four organisations fighting for the victims and those affected by alleged ground water contamination near the Union Carbide factory.
Besides medical care and complete rehabilitation, the protestors also demanded monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to families who have children born with congenital malformations caused by toxic exposure of their parents.
The organisations have also asked the Madhya Pradesh government to make arrangements for containment of toxic waste, supply of safe drinking water in the area and build wall around the factory.