On the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster children from the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Centre held a candlelight vigil in honour of the many thousands who have now lost their lives thanks to Union Carbide’s doomed pesticide factory.
The children sat, some of them holding candle but some not able, around a flower display simply spelling ‘commiserations’
The children at Chingari are all second or third generation sufferers of the effects of Union carbide’s poisons. Some are born to parents affected by the gas of the 1984 disaster, others are born to parents affected by water contaminated by poisonous chemicals leaching from abandoned toxic waste. As if to add hideous, painful insult to injury, some children are born to parents exposed to both the toxic gas and the contaminated water.