Politicians, ministers yet to visit ‘Remember Bhopal’ museum

  • Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2015 18:13 IST
The memoirs at the ‘Remember Bhopal’ museum in Bhopal. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

High footfall at state-of-the-art museum ‘Remember Bhopal’ suggests that residents are yet to forget what happened in the middle of December 2-3, 1984, night.

However, the visitors’ diary at the first gas tragedy museum of the state reveals that none of the politicians and ministers of MP have bothered to visit the memorial inthe past one year.

“Students, activists, foreign tourists, families and even bureaucrats visited the museum to gather information, but in the past one year not a single politician or minister visited the place to feel the pains of survivors,” a volunteer of the movement told HT.

The artefacts, oral histories, photographs, protest songs and campaign posters at hall of memories, stand testimony to the trauma the people of Bhopal faced 31 years back after a poisonous gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory.

Suresh Melettukochy, who works as a volunteer at the museum, told HT: “Families who lived through the biggest industrial disaster of the country have contributed objects, artefacts, photographs, protest songs, posters and slogans to the museum, which shapes the narrative of the museum.”

Rama Laxmi, a driving force behind the museum, said the museum attempts keep the harrowing tales of survival and loss alive so that the present generation could take lessons from it and keep the campaign on.

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