Bhopal gas victims protest against Obama's visit

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Bhopal gas tragedy
Bhopal, Nov 6: As the US President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday, Nov 6, victims of the the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy held a demonstration in Bhopal protesting against his visit and sought to know why he and his predecessors remained silent over the world's biggest industrial disaster.

"Despite knowing that over 25,000 persons have died till now due to the leak of poisonous gas from the Union Carbide factory here, why did the previous Presidents of America, in the last 26 years, and Obama himself not bother to utter a word on the Bhopal Gas disaster?" questioned an open letter given by the gas victims to Obama through the US Embassy.

The letter complained that inadequate compensation was given to the Bhopal Gas victims and wanted to know when they would be paid adequate money as per international norms.

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