34 years after Bhopal leak, survivors continue fight

Thirty-four years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, survivors continue to demand proper rehabilitation, adequate compensation and proper medical treatment for ailments caused by the toxic leak.In what is termed as the world’s worst industrial disaster, over 15,000 people were killed after methyl isocyanate leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, from the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in the city.More than 5 lakh people were affected due to the toxic leak.

Various organisations fighting for gas leak survivors have been seeking proper medical care, adequate compensation, and cleaning of the groundwater and soil.Survivors’ bodies, including the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh, the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Children Against Dow Carbide, and the Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA), issued a joint statement on Sunday, accusing the Madhya Pradesh and Central governments of neglecting the victims.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/34-year(s-after-bhopal-leak-survivors-continue-fight/article25650662.ece

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