About 10,000 physically challenged people on Monday staged a demonstration near the American Consulate here to express solidarity with those who were rendered disabled after the Bhopal gas leak.
The members of Paschimbanga Rajya Pratibandhi Sammilani (West Bengal state conference of physically challenged) started the demonstration from Chowringhee in central Kolkata and reached American Consulate on Ho Chi Minh Sarani and handed a memorandum to the officials there.
"17 affected families from Bhopal joined them and demanded punishment for the culprits of Bhopal Gas tragedy, including Anderson, who was allowed to go out of the country," State Sports and Youth Affairs Minister and secretary of the organisation, Kanti Ganguly said.
The demonstrators also demanded punishment for the people who helped him leave India. They also sought lifetime support and compensation to all those rendered disabled following the tragedy, he said.