Shivpuri. March 3rd, 2008 -- After a joyous welcome in Guna, the Bhopal padyatris have now reached Shivpuri, a significant milestone on their 800km march to Delhi.
Whilst in Guna, Bhopal survivors held a press conference and issued a press statement condemning the police and State government of Maharashtra action against villagers blockading a Dow construction site near Pune.
When they finally reach Delhi, Bhopali victims of Dow & Union Carbide will remind Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that promises he made two years ago concerning economic, social and medical rehabilitation, and provision of clean drinking water, are yet to be met.
The unfolding disaster in Bhopal has to end now. Experience tells us that the colossal effort of survivors in making this gruelling journey will not persuade Indian politicians to fulfil their duty to justice and to humanity.