Category Archives: ICJB Victories

Posts that highlight the victories of ICJB

Media Coverage of the Bhopal White House Petition

Below are links to recent media coverage of the Bhopalis’ White House petition and the supportive music video by Sofia Ashraf:

http://www.thequint.com/world/2016/06/13/bhopal-gas-tragedy-white-house-petition-dow-chemical-petition-against-over-one-lakh-signatures-barack-obama

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/petition-calls-on-white-house-to-hold-dow-accountable-for-bhopal-leak-1418299

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bhopal-tragedy-over-100-000-signatures-against-dow-chemical-us-govt-compelled-to-give-formal-response/1/691033.html

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Letter to PM Modi: Instruct CBI to Take Harsher Measures Against Dow

To Honourable Prime Minister

152, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011

14 June 2016

Sub: Instruct CBI to take harsher measures against The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) in the ongoing criminal matter (MJC 91/92) on Bhopal disaster

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

On behalf of the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal we wish to share with you the good news that due to the initiative of the survivors and support from the international community it has been possible for us to collect within 30 days, 100, 000 signatures on a petition to the US President demanding that the US Department of Justice serve the Bhopal District Court’s notice upon The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC), USA so that it appears in the ongoing criminal case on the disaster on July 13, 2016. As per the order of the Bhopal court, TDCC is expected to explain to the court why it has not made its 100 % subsidiary Union Carbide Corporation appear in the ongoing criminal case on the Bhopal disaster.

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Press Release: Victory! Goal of 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition Met

Press Conference
June 14, 2016

Leaders of five organisations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today announced the successful completion of the petition to the US Whitehouse in the matter of the criminal case on the disaster. The leaders are hopeful that in the process of responding to the petition the US Department of Justice will serve the Bhopal District Court’s notice on Union Carbide’s owner Dow Chemical so that it appears in the criminal case on July 13. The organisations said that they have sent a letter to the Prime Minister seeking directions to the prosecution, Central Bureau of Investigation to call for harsher measures against Dow Chemical if it fails to appear on July 13.

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Scottish Trades Unions’ Solidarity with Bhopal

2 December 2014

A delegation of Scottish Trade Unioni activists addressed a rally today in Bhopal support of the survivors’ 30 years of campaigns for justice. The delegation is in response to a visit by survivors to Scotland and a motion of solidarity from the Scottish Trade Union Congress disabled workers’ conference.

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On 30th Anniversary of Bhopal Gas Disaster, Cambridge (MA) City Council adopts Policy Order to divest from DOW stocks

The Council members of the City of Cambridge Mass. (USA) unanimously adopted a Policy Order on Mon Nov 24 2014 initiated by the office of Councilor Nadeem Mazen. The Order, among other things, asks the City Manager to “confer with the Board of the Cambridge Retirement System to determine if they hold Dow stocks and bonds and what steps can be taken to divest from all manner of engagement with Dow.”

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