Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Chicago – Today, stockholders in DowDuPont cast their final votes on three shareholder resolutions addressing the company’s continuing liability for the Bhopal chemical disaster. The resolutions describe increasing shareholder concern that management is mishandling the ongoing Bhopal controversy and call on DowDuPont to disclose the cost of this controversy upon the company’s reputation, finances, and its ability to invest in expanding Asian markets.
March 31, 2018
At a press conference today, leaders of organisations of survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal expressed distress at the apathy of the state and central governments towards the imminent possibility of the US Corporation escaping criminal liability for the disaster forever.
The organisations said that Dow Chemical, the owner of Union Carbide, after merging with another American multinational DuPont has announced plans to split up in to three entities by June 2019. According to them, Union Carbide that is absconding from grave criminal charges, including culpable homicide, for the last 26 years will, as per criminal law, cease to be criminally liable following the trifurcation.
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.
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.
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.