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”

Press Release: Survivors Write Letter to Prime Minister About the Deteriorating Conditions of Bhopal Memorial Hospital

Press Statement

31 August 2017

Survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, today demonstrated before the Governor’s residence against the deteriorating conditions in the central government run Bhopal Memorial hospital. The demonstrators handed over a letter addressed to the Prime Minister calling for appointment of consultants and doctors, framing of recruitment rules and making the hospital functional to fulfil its stated objective of “serving Bhopal victims”.

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Letter to The Prime Minister: Bhopal Memorial Hospital is Deteriorating

Honourable Prime Minister,
Government of India,
North Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi 110 001

31 August 2017

Sub: Seeking Compassion for the Victims of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster in Bhopal for Stopping the Deterioration of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre.

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Survivors Welcome Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Summon to Dow Chemical

January 13, 2017

Press Statement

Leaders of five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today welcomed the decision of the Chief Judicial Magistrate to summon The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) through email. The order came as part of the proceedings against Dow Chemical to make Union Carbide Corporation, USA, its wholly owned subsidiary, appear in the ongoing criminal case on the disaster of 1984 which has killed over 25000 people.

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Survivors Demand Justice, a Life of Dignity and to Stop Sheltering Corporations

Press Statement

December 3, 2016

Hundreds of survivors of the World’s worst industrial disaster on December 3, 1984 in Bhopal, India marched today in a rally from the city centre to the pesticide factory of the American multinational Union Carbide. The marchers held banners, chanted slogans and at the end of the rally, set fire to the logos of Union Carbide and its current owner Dow Chemical along with the US flag.

Leaders of five survivors’ organizations who jointly organized the rally, called upon the governments of USA, India and Madhya Pradesh state to stop sheltering and colluding with the corporations and ensure justice and a life of dignity for the half million survivors.

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Survivors March with Flaming Torches to the Memorial Statue on the Occasion of 32nd Anniversary

Press Statement

December 2, 2016

On the occasion of the 32nd 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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