Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday addressed an all-religion meet on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy and said that the government and the society were jointly responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of the victims of the tragedy.
Speaking at the central library, Chouhan said that it was important to maintain a balance between development and respecting the environment, otherwise indiscriminate exploitation of nature could lead to serious consequences.
“We should not forget about safety norms in the wanton race for development, he said, adding that he hoped that the world would not repeat such an incident and keep in mind the extent of the disaster that occured in December 1984.
At the condolence meeting, representatives of Sanatan Dharm, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Bohra community recited their scriptures and observed a two-minute silence to pay tribute to the victims of the gas tragedy. Home minister Babulal Gaur was also present at the event.
Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghathan (BGPMUS) and the Bhopal Gas Peedith Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti (BGPSSS) paid homage to the victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
They also submitted a memorandum to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to redress the problems of gas victims.
BGPMUS convener Abdul Jabbar said even after 31 years of this man-made-disaster, the survivors are seeking for justice.