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”

Despite Threats & Abuse of Power by the District Admin, Survivors will Continue to Campaign in Bye-elections

Press Conference

February 19, 2018

Five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal today said that they will continue to campaign against BJP in Bhopal for the soon to be held bye-elections in the state. They said their campaign team has had to leave Mungaoli due to blatant abuse of power by the police and district administration and intimidation by members of the RSS. They said from tomorrow they will distribute pamphlets and posters to bus and train passengers to Mungaoli and Kolaras passing through Bhopal.

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Survivor Organizations Announce their Plans to Campaign against BJP in upcoming By-polls

Press Conference

February 15, 2018

At a press conference today, leaders of five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, announced their plans of campaigning against the BJP in the by-polls at Mungawali and Kolaras later this month.

The leaders said that they will be focusing on the false promises made by BJP leaders on the issue of compensation to the Bhopal gas victims in their voter education programme in the impending by-polls. They plan to share copies of official documents with the electorate in the two areas to substantiate their allegations of betrayal by BJP politicians.

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Bhopal survivors march with flaming torches on 33rd anniversary

Press Statement

2 December 2017

On the occasion of the 33rd  Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, hundreds of survivors marched with flaming torches to the memorial statue of the gas affected mother opposite the Union Carbide factory. They paid homage to those killed by the disaster at the end of the rally. Residents of the communities next to the Union Carbide factory where the ground water is contaminated by hazardous chemical waste were also part of the march.

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Bhopal gas survivor orgs condemn central & state govt for deliberate neglect of Bhopal victims & collusion with US corporations

Press Conference
December 1, 2017

On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, leaders of five organisations of the survivors today condemned the central and state governments for deliberate neglect of the victims of the disaster and collusion with the US corporations responsible for the disaster. The organisations charged the central government of violation of the survivors’ constitutional rights to proper health care. They denounced Madhya Pradesh government’s role in the ‘Run Bhopal Run’ event with music and dance on the day of the Anniversary.

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Press Statement: Survivors Present their Greviences to PM Modi and CM Chauhan

21 November 2017

Having failed, despite repeated requests, to present their grievances before the Prime Minister for the last three years and the Chief Minister for the last six years, survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal have today launched a novel way to draw much needed attention to their five most urgent issues of rehabilitation, justice and adequate compensation.

The campaign called “paanch guhaar” took off with children with congenital malformations born to gas affected parents pleading for attention from the  highest officials before large portraits of the current Prime Minister and the  Chief Minister.

Moving images of the children’s pleadings for medical care, social and economic rehabilitation, adequate compensation, punishment of the culprits and clean up of lingering poisons in soil and groundwater were then sent through twitter to the two leaders by a team of cyber activists of the younger generation of the survivors. The portraits of the two officials will be carried to different areas of the city affected by the December 1984 gas disaster and those where the groundwater is poisoned with hazardous waste from the Union Carbide factory that caused the disaster. The “paanch guhaar” campaign will continue till the 33 rd anniversary of the disaster on  December 3, 2017.

Rashida Bi Nawab Khan Balkrishna Namdeo Satinath Sarangi,
Rachna Dhingra
Safreen Khan
Bhopal Gas Peedit
Mahila Stationery
Karmchari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit
Mahila Purush
Sangharsh Morcha
Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit
Pensionbhogi Sangharsh
Morcha
Bhopal Group for
Information and
Action
Children Against
Dow Carbide
94256 88215 9826345423 9826167369
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