Boston commemorates 30th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Disaster with vigil, chants Calls for continuing struggle for justice and ensuring “No More Bhopals”
A large number of people turned up in front of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 77 Mass. Ave in Cambridge on Dec 3 2014 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster. A section of the official press release from the survivor groups in Bhopal was read out by Nitin Gujaran, a volunteer with Association for India’s Development (AID).
The press release called for the governments of India and US to take immediate steps towards justice. It also called for continued struggle among the international support groups to continue to press Dow Chemicals for accepting its responsibility.
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20 नवम्बर 2014
दिसम्बर 84 के भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों के पाँच संगठनों ने आज एक पत्रकार वार्ता में नई दिल्ली में उनके हाल के आंदोलन में ऐतिहासिक जीत हासिल करना का दावा किया। संगठनों ने कहा कि उन्हें यह उम्मीद है की केंद्रीय मंत्री और अधिकारियों के साथ हुई चर्चा के निर्णयों पर जल्द-से-जल्द कार्यवाही होगी।
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November 20th, 2014
At a Press Conference today, five organizations of survivors of the December ’84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal claimed historic victory in their recent protest at New Delhi. They said that the Minister of Chemical & Fertilizers had agreed to both their demands on additional compensation for the disaster. The organizations said that they are hopeful of speedy implementation of the decisions taken at their meeting with the Minister and the bureaucrats.
“The Minister has promised full commitment to having scientific data as the basis for assessment of injury caused by Union Carbide. There is abundant evidence in medical research and hospital records to show that well over 90 % people suffered injuries that were neither minor nor temporary. They will now be entitled to Rs. 1 Lakh additional compensation that was denied to them earlier.” said Rashida Bee, of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh.
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