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Our Demands on the 37th Anniversary

Demands of survivors of Union Carbide Disaster & those poisoned by Dow Chemicals in Bhopal

1. COMPENSATION

Union Carbide / Dow Chemical must pay:

• A minimum of 8 thousand US dollars to each Bhopal survivor as additional compensation for personal injuries as claimed in the Supreme Court of India.

• Compensation for health damages including congenital malformations in children of gas exposed parents.

The Central and State governments must :

• Move the Supreme Court of India for an urgent hearing of the Curative Petition for additional compensation from Union Carbide / Dow Chemical

• Present hospital records and scientific reports before the Supreme Court of India to support the claim for enhanced compensation in the Curative Petition.

• Clain compensation for health damages including congenital malformations in children of gas exposed parents on the basis of hospital records and scientific studies.

2. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Union Carbide Corporation must :

• Stop absconding from justice and present itself in the criminal case on the gas disaster through its legal representative, John Macdonald.

The Dow Chemical Company must :

• Present itself in the Bhopal District court that has been summoning it for the last 7 years.

The US Government must :

• Ensure that its Department of Justice follows the provisions of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between USA and India and serves the summons issued by the Bhopal District Court upon Dow Chemical.

• Ensure the appearence of Union Carbide Corporation’s legal representative before the Bhopal District Court in the criminal case on the gas disaster.

The Central and State governments must :

• Ensure that the criminal proceeding against the Indian subsidiary of Union Carbide and its executives is speeded up and that it results in harsher punishment for the accused than accorded earlier in 2010.

• Stop Dow Chemical, USA from doing business in India till it obeys the directions of the Bhopal District Court in the criminal proceeding on the gas disaster.

3. MEDICAL CARE & RESEARCH

Union Carbide / Dow Chemical must :

• Provide unpublished findings of all studies on the effect of Methyl Isocyanate / Bhopal gas on living systems.

• Provide unpublished findings of investigations on contamination of soil and groundwater in and around the Bhopal factory.

The Central and State governments must :

• Ensure use of standard treatment protocols for safe and effective medical care of the Bhopal survivors.

• Ensure free medical care to residents chronically exposed to groundwater contaminated by hazardous waste from the Union Carbide factory

• Bring the Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre under the Autonomous body governing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.

• Ensure that the hospitals meant for medical care of people poisoned by Union Carbide follow the recommendations made by the Monitoring Committee set up by the Supreme Court of India.

• Establish a population based registry for all deaths, births and congenital malformations in the gas exposed families.

• Ensure that NIREH (National Institute for Research on Environmental Health) resumes research studies on the long term health damage caused by exposure to toxic gas and contaminated groundwater and the most effective means of ameliorating them.

4. ECONOMIC & SOCIAL REHABILITATION

The State government must:

• Ensure the immediate utilization of funds allocated for generation of jobs for the survivors of the disaster and their children.

• Pay monthly pension of Rs. 1000/- per month to 500 women widowed by the disaster who have been wrongfully denied their due.

5. ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Dow Chemical must :

• Accept the legal responsibility of cleaning up the area contaminated due to reckless dumping of hazardous waste by its current subsidiary, Union Carbide.

• Ensure that the land in and around the Bhopal factory are cleaned up according to international standards and returned in its “original condition” as stipulated in the lease agreement with the state government.

The Indian Government must:

• Claim compensation for environmental and health damages due to contamination of soil and groundwater in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factory site.

• Seek the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme for comprehensive scientific assessment of the contamination of soil and groundwater in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factory site.

The State Government must:

• Stop attempts to cover up the ongoing contamination of soil and groundwater by building a memorial to the disaster at the factory site.

• Secure the factory premises and the area of the Solar evaporation Ponds to ensure that people in the surrounding areas are not exposed to contaminants in the soil.

Rashida Bi,

Nawab Khan & Shezadi Bee,

Rachna Dhingra,

Nausheen Khan

Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha

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Bhopal Group for Information and Action

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Children Against Dow Carbide

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यूनियन कार्बाइड गैस काण्ड की 37 वीं बरसी पर भोपाल पीड़ितों की मांगे

1. इन्साफ

  • गैस काण्ड के हर पीड़ित को यूनियन कार्बाइड और डाव केमिकल कम्पनी से कम से कम 8 लाख रुपया मुआवज़ा दिलाया जाए |
  • गैस पीड़ितों के हर बच्चे के स्वास्थ्य को पहुँचे नुकसान के लिए यूनियन कार्बाइड और डाव केमिकल कम्पनी से कम से कम 2 लाख रुपया मुआवज़ा दिलाए |
  • ज़हरीले भूजल से पीड़ित हर रहवासी के स्वास्थ्य को पहुँचे नुकसान के लिए यूनियन कार्बाइड और डाव केमिकल कम्पनी से कम से कम 2 लाख रुपया मुआवज़ा दिलाए |
  • डाव केमिकल का इस देश में  कारोबार तब तक के लिए बन्द करें जब तक कि कम्पनी भोपाल जिला अदालत से जारी सम्मन का पालन करते हुए आपराधिक प्रकरण में पेश नहीं होती | गैस काण्ड पर जारी आपराधिक मामले में सी बी आई जल्द से जल्द यूनियन कार्बाइड कम्पनी के नुमाइन्दे जॉन मैक्डोनाल्ड को पेश करे |

2. इलाज और शोध

  • गैस पीड़ितों के लिए बने अस्पतालों में इलाज का सही तरीका अपनाया जाए ताकि दवाओं से आराम मिले न कि शरीर को नुकसान पहुँचे |
  • ज़हरीले भूजल से पीड़ित रहवासियों को गैस पीड़ितों के लिए बने अस्पतालों में मुफ्त इलाज दिया जाए |
  • गैस पीड़ित आबादी में जन्म, मृत्यु और जन्मजात विकृतियों के पंजीकरण के लिए विशेष व्यवस्था की जाए |
  • निरेह द्वारा गैस और ज़हरीले भूजल से पीड़ित इन्सानों के स्वास्थ्य पर जो शोध कार्य बन्द कर दिए गए हैं उन्हें चालू किया जाए |

3. रोज़गार और पेन्शन

  • गैस पीड़ितों और उनके बच्चों को रोज़गार दिलाने के लिए आवंटित करोड़ों रुपयों का इस्तेमाल कर जल्द से जल्द रोज़गार दिलाया जाए |
  • गैस पीड़ित विधवा पेन्शन से अकारण वंचित महिलाओं को तत्काल 1000 रुपए प्रति महिना  पेन्शन दिलाई जाए |

4. ज़हर सफाई

  • प्रदेश सरकार से लीज़ की शर्तों के मुताबिक़ डाव केमिकल कम्पनी को भोपाल के मिट्टी पानी की ज़हर सफाई करने के लिए मजबूर किया जाए |
  • प्रदेश सरकार स्मारक बनाने का काम तब तक रोक कर रखे जब तक कि ज़हर सफाई का काम पूरा नहीं हो जाता |
  • कार्बाइड कारखाने के पीछे ज़हरीले तालाब में सिंघाड़े उगाने और मछली पालने के खतरनाक काम पर स्थाई रोक लगाई जाए |
रशीदा बी

भोपाल गैस पीड़ित स्टेशनरी कर्मचारी संघ

9425688215

नवाब खाँ एवं शहजादी बी

भोपाल गैस पीड़ित महिला पुरुष संघर्ष मोर्चा

7441193309

रचना ढिंगरा,

भोपाल ग्रुप फॉर इन्फॉर्मेशन एंड एक्शन,

9826167369

नौशीन खान

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Local Politicians Extend Support to Bhopal Survivor Organizations During 37 Day Campaign

On the 18th day of its 37 day campaign, Bhopal survivor organisations received support from 2 sitting MLA of the Indian National Congress Party. Mr. Arif Masood and Mr. PC Sharma both came to the dharna site and extended support to their long standing demands on compensation, clean up, medical care & rehabilitation & punishment to the guilty. Both also assured the survivors that they will raise their questions in the Winter session of MP assembly. They have also promised to write and seek time for appointment from the Prime Minister regarding the resolution of long standing demands of the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster.

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Curative Petition for Additional Compensation on 28th Jan 2020

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.

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