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”

RTI Documents Reveal Gas Relief Minister is Misusing Rehabilitation Funds to Garner Votes in Constituency

Press Statement

November 19, 2018

At a Press Conference today, leaders of four organisations of the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal charged Minister Vishwas Sarang of misusing funds meant for economic and social rehabilitation of the survivors. The organisations presented copies of documents obtained under right to information from the Department of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation that show that close to 60 % of the funds meant for providing employment to survivors and their children have been diverted to build drains, roads and parks. Likewise, documents show that almost one third of the funds meant for housing of residents in the vicinity of the Union Carbide factory is also being diverted for the same purpose.

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Survivors: Bhopal Municipal Corporation Submitted False Affidavit to Supreme Court Regarding Drinking Water Quality

Press Conference / हिन्दी पत्रकार वार्ता

October 25, 2018

At a Press Conference today, leaders of four organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal charged the Bhopal Municipal Corporation of submitting a false affidavit to the Supreme Court of India regarding quality of drinking water. They said that a formal complaint with proof of wrongdoing was submitted to the Chief Secretary more than a month back but there has been no response till date.

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Officials of BJP & INC support demand for compensation for Bhopal gas victims and will be a central issue this election

Press Conference
September 18, 2018

At a press conference today, four organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal claimed that compensation for the disaster would be a central issue in the ensuing elections in 5 out of 7 Bhopal constituencies. Five local officials of BJP and Indian National Congress present at the press conference supported the organisations’ call to all survivors of the disaster to remain united on the issue of compensation when casting their votes in a few months.

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Martin Sheen Joins Investors’ Call on DowDuPont to Reveal True Costs of Bhopal Disaster

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Chicago – Today, stockholders in DowDuPont cast their final votes on three shareholder resolutions[1] 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.

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Survivor Organizations Distressed by the Apathy of State & Central Govts as US Corporation may Escape Criminal Liability

Press Release

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.

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