Gas victims threaten to hold `Bhopal Olympics`
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:18
Bhopal: Demanding that the London Olympic Games Committee should reject Dow Chemical's sponsorship, five organisations working for the Bhopal gas victims on Friday said that otherwise they would organise "Bhopal Olympics" to coincide with the London Olympics in 2012 in which the disables from Bhopal would take part.

Holding protests on Friday on the anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, the organisations working for the gas victims said that children with congenital disabilities caused by Union Carbide's 'poisons' and Vietnamese children hurt by Dow's 'Agent Orange' would participate in the "Bhopal Olympics".

As part of the protests against Dow Chemicals' sponsorhip of 2012 Olympics, the victims today set afire effigies of chairman of London Organising Committee for Olympic Games, Lord Sebastian Coe and Indian Olympic Association Chairman, Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

The protest was organised by Bhopal Group for Information and Action, Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmchari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangarsh Morcha, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Morcha and Children Against Dow Chemicals.

The protestors took out a march to the defunct Union Carbide factory where they set afire the effigies of Coe and Malhotra.


First Published: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:17

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