Two days ahead of the Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary, differently-abled children lit candles at Iqbal Maidan to pay homage to those who were killed by methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant on the night of December 2, 1984.
The homage paying programme was organised by Chingari Trust as a part of its ongoing movement to get justice for the victims of the 1984 disaster.
Many of the children were on wheelchairs brought to the venue with support. They lit candles and paid homage to those killed in the tragedy. Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty also joined the children and held a candle in his hands. Chingari Trust members were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the children enacted a play at the venue in which they underlined injustice done to the victims of the tragedy by the Union Carbide.
One of the children played the role of Warren Anderson too, the chief of erstwhile Union Carbide who died recently in the USA. The child playing Anderson depicted Anderson as a judge who was deaf and didn’t listen to the voice of tragedy survivors.
At the end of the play they shouted slogans and took a pledge that their struggle would continue till justice was done to the victims.