Yaad-e-Haadsaa Museum of Remembrance opens in Bhopal

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Bhopal ki Aawaaz

December 2, 2005
Press Statement
The first museum in remembrance of the December 1984 Union Carbide gas tragedy was inaugurated today by Sunil Kumar, a survivor who lost his parents and five siblings to Union Carbide’s gases 21 years ago. Called Yaad-e-Haadsaa, Memories of Disaster, the museum is an initiative of seven survivors’ and support organizations active on the lingering issues of the disaster.
Housed in a small building close to Union Carbide’s abandoned pesticide factory the museum has 40 photographs, memorabilia and notes from friends and family of the people who were killed by the poisonous gas leak. It also has photographs and artifacts related to Dow Chemical and Union Carbide Corporation and the ongoing contamination of ground water in the vicinity of the factory. Souvenirs and photographs depicting the different aspects of the struggle of the survivors for justice and dignity in the last 21 years are also presented at the museum.
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The seven Bhopal based organizations behind the creation of this unique peoples’ museum are : Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal ki Aawaaz, Bhopal Group for Information and Action, Chirag Trust, Chingari Trust and Sambhavna Trust.
Rashida Bi, Champa Devi Shukla
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh
93031 32959
Syed M Irfan, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
93290 26319
Shahid Noor
Bhopal ki Aawaaz
98261 82226
Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra, Bhopal Group for Information and Action
98261 67369
Contact : House No. 12, Gali No. 2, Near Naseer Masjid, Bag Umrao Dulha, Bhopal 462 010
For latest information on Bhopal disaster please visit www.bhopal.net

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