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    Bhopal Gas Victims Stage Sit-in Protest in New Delhi


    by NTDTelevision

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    The victims of Bhopal gas tragedy stage a sit-in demonstration at Indian Parliament in the national capital. They seek compensation and medical care from the federal government. The toxic gas leak in 1984 at the Union Carbide plant has killed at least 3,500 people.

    On Tuesday, victims of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy staged a sit-in demonstration outside Parliament house in New Delhi, India.

    They were demanding adequate compensation, medical care and punishment to the guilty. A protester claims victims' medical cards were fraudulently used by non-gas victims.

    The protesters also demanded that the federal government take measures to ensure the extradition of Warren Anderson, the then chairman of Union Carbide plant in Bhopal city.

    On December 3, 1984, more than 88,000 pounds of toxic Methyl Isocyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. It was carried by the wind to the surrounding slums, claiming thousands of lives.

    According to government sources, around 3,500 people died immediately due to the gas leak but social activists say the actual figures touched 25,000 in the years that followed.