Special Correspondent – The Hindu
It’s to express solidarity with the efforts undertaken world-wide by campaigners
EXPRESSING SOLIDARITY: Volunteers from different groups seeking justice for the Bhopal gas victims near Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam, on Tuesday. — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI : A group of volunteers representing the Tamil Nadu Womens Collective, the Tamil Nadu Womens Federation, the Tamil Nadu Human Rights Initiative and the International Campaign for Justice for Bhopal (victims) participated in a day-long fast on Tuesday.
The fast held near Valluvar Kottam was in solidarity with several such efforts world wide held by campaigners, who, according to a volunteer in Chennai, Shweta Narayan, are demanding that the Union government bar Dow and Union Carbide from introducing into India any processes, technologies or products developed by or owned by Union Carbide.
They also sought clean water, clean up of contamination and government coordinating agency with power and finances to implement medical and economic rehabilitation programmes.
They also want setting up of a special prosecution cell to pursue the criminal case against Union Carbide, and memorialising the disaster by including the Bhopal story in the educational curricula of schools and colleges.
Similar fasts were observed in other parts of the State and the country too.