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Gas NGOs to launch indefinite fast in Jan

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 15:03 IST

ACTIVISTS OF four non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) working among gas victims, on Friday announced that they would proceed on indefinite fast from January 3, 2007 to press for their demands for relief and rehabilitation of gas victims.

The four NGOs who have taken this decision are Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmachari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Group for Information & Action and Bhopal Ki Awaaz.

Addressing a press conference, Satinath Sarangi and Rachna Dheengra said they held the State Government directly responsible for the continuing misery of gas victims and recounted its utter failure in providing proper medical care, safe drinking water, employment and social support to victims.

They also charged the State Government of misappropriating the funds provided by the Centre for relief and rehabilitation of gas victims.

As part of the protest demonstrations against Union Carbide and its present owner Dow Chemicals on the occasion of 22nd anniversary of gas victims on December 3, they said the four NGOs would hold a torch rally in front of Union Carbide factory on the eve of gas disaster anniversary on December 2.

The next day, the NGOs would lead a rally from Bharat Talkies to Union Carbide Plant that would culminate in a public meeting.