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”

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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Bhopal Survivors Ask Prime Minister to listen to their Mann Ki Baat

Press Release
October 31, 2021

On the sixth day of their 37- day campaign, the survivors of Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal today sought answers from Prime Minister Modi. They asked, “Why has the Prime Minister not found time to meet the gas victims or talk about the victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster in any of his 5 visits to Bhopal ?”

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Survivors of Union Carbide disaster seek answers from State & Central govt on the 4th day of their 37day campaign

Press Conference
October 29, 2021

On the fourth day of their 37- day campaign, the survivors of Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal today sought answers from the state & central governments regarding medical care of Bhopal gas victims. Despite the passage of 37 years the mainstay of healthcare of the survivors continue to be symptomatic drugs that provide temporary relief if at all. They asked,”Why are there still no treatment protocols for the proper treatment of gas victims, who as a result get only symptomatic treatments that often harm them?”

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