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Vigil For Bhopal At The Consulate General of India

Dear Friends & Bhopal supporters,

We are holding a small vigil outside the NYC consulate as part of Amnesty International’s annual Get on the Bus actions. The purpose of the action is to ask the Indian consulate to ensure that Dow is served and complies with the recent summons to appear in Indian courts. A letter to the consulate is attached which provides more context.

 

What: Vigil for Bhopal
Where: NYC Consulate 3 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
When: Friday, April 17, 1:45 to 2:30 pm

 

We will have several posters, but feel free to bring your own. We will send out some suggested slogans for posters.

 

If you or your group is active on twitter please tweet the action to @DowChemical (also  @IndianEmbassyUS). We will send out messages and hashtags tomorrow.
You may print out and mail/fax attached letter, email it, or call the DC consulate. contact info is here. Let us know if you communicate with them.

 

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Letter to President Obama on the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Disaster

Mr. Barak Obama,
President, United States of America,
The White House,
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20500

December 3, 2014

Subject: Letter from the Survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India.

Sir,

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, we five organizations of survivors’ of Bhopal, India, wish to present the following for your consideration and action.

Today in Bhopal the death toll due to the leak of toxic gases from a pesticide factory has risen close to 25 thousand dead and counting. 150 thousand people are battling chronic illnesses. Tuberculosis and cancers are rampant. Tens of thousands of children born after the disaster carry the mark of the poisons their parents inhaled on the midnight of 2-3 December 1984.

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Bhopal Survivors: Governments of USA & India Directly Responsible for Neglecting The Ongoing Tragedy

Press Release:

Bhopal, 3rd December 2014

At the rally organized of the 30th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, five organizations of survivors made an appeal to people all over the world to put pressure on responsible parties to end the disasters in their fourth decade. They asked supporters to help make Union Carbide, USA and its 100 % owner Dow Chemical acknowledge their roles in the continuing human suffering in Bhopal and make amends so that a realistic goal of ending the disaster by 2024 can be achieved.

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PRESS RELEASE: Calling off the Indefinite Waterless Fast in New Delhi

PRESS RELEASE

November 14, 2014, 8:20 pm

The five women survivors fasting since November 10 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, have broken their waterless fast. The women, along with about 200 people present, have been protesting for additional compensation for the survivors of the Union Carbide gas tragedy in Bhopal on December 3, 1984, as well as a revision of figures of death and injury caused by the gas disaster in the Curative petition filed by the central government for additional compensation from Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.

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