People pay homage to Bhopal gas victims, observe 31st anniversary
Bhopal residents and kin of the victims killed in the Union Carbide gas leak
tragedy, on Thursday, observed the 31st anniversary of one of the worst
industrial disasters of the world that claimed thousands of lives and left lakhs
of people maimed for life.
all-religion prayer meeting was held on Thursday at Barkatullah Bhawan here to
pay homage to the victims.
the intervening night of December 2 and 3 in 1984, Methyl Isocyanate gas leaked
from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide that wreaked havoc. Even after the
thirty years of the tragedy, its victims continue to be plagued with a number
activists alleged that despite tall claims of the authorities not much has been
done for the victims.
non-governmental organisations also organised torch rallies and protested on
the eve of gas tragedy, demanding proper justice and additional compensation
for the survivors.