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Friday, February 22, 2008

Support Bhopal Survivors




I was contacted by a member of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal asking if I might publicise their campaign on my blog and I am happy to do so. Bhopal Survivors have just set off on a long walk to Delhi to highlight their fight for justice and to pressurise the Indian Prime Minister to act on promises he made two years ago:

Bhopal. February 20th, 2008 -- Bhopal's survivors set off on an arduous 800km walk to Delhi to assert their basic, fundamental rights to justice and a life of dignity and health. You can read an account of the first day of walking here.

When they finally reach Delhi, Bhopali victims of Dow & Union Carbide will remind Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that promises he made two years ago concerning economic, social and medical rehabilitation, and provision of clean drinking water, are yet to be met.

The unfolding disaster in Bhopal has to end now. Experience tells us that the colossal effort of survivors in making this gruelling journey will not persuade Indian politicians to fulfil their duty to justice and to humanity.

What will persuade them is you. Please act now.




Here is a personal account of the Bhopal disaster:

http://www.bhopal.org/aziza.html

Here is a daily blog and photos of the march:

http://www.bhopal.net/march/padyatra2008_blog.html

The campaign are asking for support in the form of messages to the Indian Prime Minister -

http://www.boston4bhopal.org/write_fax.php

http://www.bhopal.net/march/padyatra2008_postcards.html

I am happy to offer my support, thanks to Prakash Narayanan for alerting me to the ongoing campaign.

greenman

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1 Comments:

At 3:28 pm, Anonymous Prakash Narayanan said...

Wow! I am glad you accepted my request. Thanks a ton for this support.

 

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