Category Archives: ICJB Press Releases, Statements, Letters

All press releases, statements, and open letters released by ICJB. Posts are tagged with main topic of release, such as “legal,” “medical,” or “anniversary”

On the 37th Anniversary of the gas disaster, survivor organizations in Bhopal condemned Dow USA for its systematic discrimination against victims of the ongoing disaster

Press Conference
02 December 2021

On the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster, leaders of four survivors’ organizations in Bhopal condemned The Dow Chemical Company, USA for its systematic discrimination against survivors of the gas disaster and victims of groundwater contamination.

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37 years after the World’s worst industrial disaster, justice remains denied to its survivors in Bhopal

Press Statement
December 01, 2021

Addressing a Press Conference held on the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of survivors’ organizations condemned the state and central governments for denying justice and a life of dignity to the survivors. The organizations also shared information on their just concluded 37 day campaign: “37 Years – 37 Questions” directed at the state and central governments.

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Disabled children born to gas exposed parents urge PM & CM to ensure their legal rights from UCC/Dow Chemical

Press Statement
29 November 2021

Today children of gas exposed parents being born with physical and mental development disorders and birth defects sang songs urging the Prime Minister & Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh to ensure their legal rights for compensation from Union Carbide/Dow Chemical. Despite having scientific evidence, judicial acknowledgement and the backing of legal principle that children born to gas affected parents have suffered health damages as a result of exposure to their parent, the govt at state and centre continue to look the other way, said Rashida Bee, President Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmchari Sangh.

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Bhopal survivors congratulate the agitating farmers on the PM’s announcement on repealing black farm laws

Press Statement
19 November 2021

Organisations working among the survivors of the 84 Union Carbide disaster congratulated the agitating farmers on the Prime Minister’s announcement today to repeal the black agricultural laws. Rashida Bee of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmchari Sangh said, “Modi government was imposing these black laws to benefit companies. This government talks about bringing Ram Raj but under its guise it wants to bring company Raj (rule) in the country. The farmers movement has given a big blow to the dream of Company Raj.

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ICMR’s institute in Bhopal not only suppresses study on birth defects in children born to gas exposed parents but now decides to change focus away from gas victims

Press Release
13 November 2021

On the nineteenth day of their 37-day campaign, the survivors of the Union Carbide Disaster sought answers from the Government of India. They asked,” Why has the National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH) stopped carrying out research on the health impact of the Bhopal Gas Disaster & environmental contamination when it was created for this sole purpose in 2011?”

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