At a press conference today, leaders of five organizations of the survivors of the December 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster expressed condolences for the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and expressed concerns over the ongoing nuclear disaster. The leaders also demanded immediate suspension of work on the Jaitapur plant and independent review of proposed nuclear reactors in six locations within India.
Rashida Bee of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh said that the city in which over 24,000 people have died and many are still dying, can feel the pain of relatives and friends of the thousands of Japanese people who have died due to the Tsunami and earthquake. She expressed hope that the people from all over the world will help the thousands affected to rebuild their lives. She said that by causing irreparable damage to the world environment large corporations are causing and heightening the impact of natural disasters.