Protest by Bhopal gas victims

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Protest by Bhopal gas victims
Bhopal, Jun 29: Various activist and hundreds of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster demonstrated at the office of Pollution Control Board in Madhya Pradesh demanding explanation of its role in the toxic exposure and injury of six workers at the MP Waste Management Facility at Pithampur near Indore on Tuesday, Jun 29.

"It's an overall conspiracy of government officials for saving their Chemical Industry and Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) is also involved in it. The authorities were aware about the five main problems of the industry but still they have ignored it," said Rachna Dhingra, an activist.

"Investigations are going on, especially for those laborers who were working at the time of this unfortunate happening. I got this information that they were not trained labourers, the authorities temporarily hired them at that time," said Babulal Gaur, Minister for Gas Relief and Rehabilitation.

Earlier, the Group of Ministers headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram held four sessions to deliberate on areas that require attention for providing relief to people affected by the disaster.

ANI

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