We, the survivors of Union Carbide’s gassing of Bhopal, have always feared that an economic system that continues to favour gain over planetary life and wellbeing would bring another Bhopal to another innocent and unsuspecting city. A political system that places the rights of corporations to break laws, pollute and plunder over the human rights to life and security will inevitably kill and maim again, and on a scale that cannot be hidden or denied.
Continue reading Survivors: Shocking news of the gassing of thousands in Vizag rends our hearts, but it fails to surprise us
Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 due to respiratory and other health impacts of the Bhopal gas disaster.
In order to address the local impacts of the Pandemic, an Action Plan for a Community Based Response to COVID 19 in the population severely and moderately affected by the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal has been created. You can view it below or download it here.
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March 21, 2020
In a letter addressed to Union Health Minister, Govt of India, DG-Indian Council of Medical Research, Secretary, Dept of Chemical & Petrochemicals (Bhopal Cell), Govt of India & to Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh & Principal Secretary, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation, Govt of MP, Bhopal gas survivors organisations have asked the concerned officials to take immediate steps for
identification, testing of medical care of COVID-19 in the population affected by the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal. A copy of the letter has also been sent to the Chairman of Supreme Court appointed
Monitoring Committee for medical rehabilitation of Bhopal gas victims.
Continue reading Bhopal Gas Survivors Organisations Write to Central & State Govt Officials for Urgent Intervention on COVID-19
February 24, 2020
Hundreds of women survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster today flayed US President Trump in effigy with brooms on the occasion of his visit to India. Led by four local organizations, the survivors expressed their anger against the US government for refusing to serve summons issued by the Bhopal Court upon Dow Chemical, owner of Union Carbide. Madhya Pradesh Muslim Vikas Parishad, a local social service organization supported the demonstrators’ call for justice in the criminal case on the world’s worst industrial disaster.
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On January 28th 2020 a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court sits to begin the most important, potentially the most historic hearing on Bhopal for over thirty years.
Shortly after the gas tragedy, India took over responsibility for all legal claims against Union Carbide. Following a US Courts refusal to hear the claims, claims worth $3.3 billion were filed in India’s courts. In 1989 India and Carbide settled these claims for $470 million – less than 15% of the original demand. The amount was upheld by review judgment in 1991.
Continue reading Curative Petition for Additional Compensation on 28th Jan 2020