Chouhan`s attention drawn to gas victims’ plight
Two organisations working for victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy have written a joint letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Bhopal: Two organisations working for victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy have in a joint letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, drew his attention to numerous pending tasks which need to be undertaken for the victims.
Convenor of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan, Abdul Jabbar and ND Jayaprakash, co-convenor of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahyog Samiti, in a 12-page letter, yesterday to Chouhan listed in detail all the problems that were still being faced by the gas victims.
The problems listed by the two include faults in the house-to-house survey conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), computerisation of medical records and payment of compensation.
Jabbar and Jayaprakash said in the letter that the two had already requested the Chief Minister on May 30 last year to set up a special court to handle the criminal case relating to the disaster.
They said the TISS survey was discontinued after the state government forced it to abandon its work and because of this, detailed proformas were prepared for only one-fourth of the affected population.
"Under the circumstances, it would be extremely helpful if the state government, even at this late stage, allowed TISS access to the said proformas so that the same could be processed and analysed fruitfully in the interest of the gas victims," Jabbar and Jayaprakash said.