Staff Reporter, Bhopal
An all-religion prayer was held on the 29th anniversary of world’s worst industrial disaster Bhopal gas tragedy at Barkatullah Bhavan (Central Library) here today. On the occasion, representatives of various religions read out verses of their religious scriptures.
The prayer meeting is held to pay tributes to victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy every year.
Meanwhile, gas victims and representatives of activist groups working among them took out ‘Mashal Julus’(torch rallies), organised candlelight vigil in several places in this city of lakes and renewed pledge to continue their fight for justice on the eve of the anniversary last evening.
They also organised several programmes and meetings in many areas here today to mark the anniversary. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also expressed condolence to those who killed in the tragedy at his residence this morning.
Communist Party of India demonstrated demanding adequate compensation to the deceased’s kin and those who were affected in the disaster at Mangalwara junction here today.
They also burnt then Union Carbide Chairman Warren Anderson in effigy and termed the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party as ‘betrayer’. They said both the parites failed to provide justice to the victims.
Thousands of people died and lakhs were affected due to leakage of poisonous MIC gas from Union Carbide factory on the intervening night of December 2-3 in 1984.