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India: From 10th Nov 2014 Bhopal gas disaster survivors to sit on an indefinite water-less fast in Delhi on the issue of compensation

3 November 2014

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Dear Friends.
Hope all you (friends and supporters of Bhopal based in Delhi) are doing well. As you may know that this December will mark the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster. On 10th November Bhopal survivors are coming down to Delhi and 5 of them will sit on an indefinite water-less fast at Jantar mantar on the issue of compensation. We are demanding additional compensation for all survivors of the disaster and correction of figures of death and extent of injury in the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court. More than half a million gas victims have been denied compensation on an arbitary deciison taken by Group of Minister on Bhopal in 2010. There is no scientific and legal basis to deny additional compensation to 93% of the victims.

Just a month back we saw how keen our Prime Minister is about American corporations coming to India. We hope he is as keen to ensure that these corporations obey the laws of the country and pay adequate compensation and Bhopal is a good test for him.

As you all know that we will desperately need support to continue this at Jantar Mantar. we don’t think it is possible to continue the fast for more than 5 days without doing some serious damage to the fasters health and we are hoping the drastic nature of this action will pressure the PM to do something on this issue. We are hoping atleast 1000 of us will come down to Delhi and it will be great if you can support us in following ways

Visit Bhopalis at Dharna site
Raise Money for food & logistics
Participate yourself and get your colleagues, friends and family to participate in the Fax call in and twitter action ( will go live on 10 Nov) and sign here if you haven’t already
http://www.change.org/p/ananthkumar-bjp-revise-figures-of-death-extent-of-injuries-and-move-urgent-hearing-in-the-supreme-court-for-the-1984-union-carbide-gas-disaster-in-bhopal
Design for posters and help us in putting them in Delhi
Invite students from schools and colleges
Invite Media if you have any friends working there
Invite groups who can sing and stage nukkad nataks
Help us in spreading the word

We really hope to see you there
thanks
rachna on behalf of:

Rashida Bi,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh
94256 88215

Nawab Khan,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
8718035409

Balkrishna Namdeo,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha
9826345423

Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra,
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
9826167369

Safreen Khan,
Children Against Dow Carbide