Today hundred survivors of 84’ Union Carbide disaster and those exposed to ground water contamination gathered outside BMHRC hospital to meet Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers. A delegation of 5 representatives met with the Minister and presented him with a memorandum and urged him to take immediate action on 5 crucial demands of the survivors of the disaster. They sought action on appropriate compensation, Clean up of toxic waste, Medical Care, Research, Mismanagement of BMHRC & Curbing corruption vis a vis misutilisation of funds meant to provide relief & rehabilitation to gas victims. The minister assured the delegation that BMHRC will be returned to its original glory and a medical college will be opened in the hospital. He also said that NIREH will be asked to carry out appropriate medical research on Bhopal gas victims and their children.
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Five women survivors of the December ’84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal stopped taking water on the second day of their fast at 1 AM on November 11, 2014. Along with 1000 survivors of Bhopal at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi they are demanding :
- Additional compensation of Rs. 1 lakh for all survivors who have earlier received only Rs. 25 thousand for lifelong injuries.
- Revision of figures of death and injury caused by the gas disaster in the Curative petition filed by the central government for additional compensation from Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.
The Bhopal survivors have been agitating on these two issues from July 2010 and have conveyed their decision to go on waterless fast to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Chemicals (nodal ministry on Bhopal disaster) on September 12, 2014.
Using the form below, please send a fax each to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in support of the Bhopal survivors’ demands in this 30th anniversary year of the Bhopal disaster.
UPDATE [14/11/2014, 5.30pm]: After sending hundreds of faxes to both the PMO and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, we have a delegation from the ministry coming to meet the survivors at the protest site. Keeping this in mind and working hours of the government, the faxing form has been closed for now.
Thank you everyone for your support!
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति 14 सितम्बर 2014
गैस पीड़ित संगठनों को केंद्रीय मंत्री का आश्वासन
भोपाल गैस काण्ड के पीड़ितों के पांच संगठनों के प्रतिनिधियों ने आज यूनियन कार्बाइड अमरीका से अतिरिक्त मुआवजा हासिल करने के मुद्दे पर केंद्रीय रसायन एवं उर्वरक मंत्री श्री अनंत कुमार से भेट की । शहर में उनके व्यस्थ कार्यक्रम के बावजूद मंत्री महोदय, जो भोपाल गैस काण्ड से जुड़े सभी मुद्दो के प्रभारी है, ने पीड़ितों के प्रतिनिधियों को ध्यान से सुना । सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में अतिरिक्त मुआवजे के लिए लम्बित सुधार याचिका में गैस काण्ड की वजह से हुई मौतों और बीमारी के आंकड़े सुधारने के सम्बन्ध में संगठनों द्वारा प्रस्तुत ज्ञापन का मंत्री महोदय ने जवाब भेजने का आश्वासन दिया ।
Press Release 14 September 2014
Survivors organisations assured reply by the Minister
Representatives of five organizations of survivors of the gas disaster in Bhopal today met with Mr. Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertlizers, on the issue of additional compensation from Union Carbide, USA. Despite his busy schedule in the city, the Minister who is in charge of all matters concerning the disaster in Bhopal gave a patient hearing to the delegation. The minister also promised to send a reply to the petition presented by the organizations for revision of figures of injury and death caused by the disaster in the curative petition for additional compensation pending before the Supreme Court of India.