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”

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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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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