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”

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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Despite Threats & Abuse of Power by the District Admin, Survivors will Continue to Campaign in Bye-elections

Press Conference

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.

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Survivor Organizations Announce their Plans to Campaign against BJP in upcoming By-polls

Press Conference

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.

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Bhopal survivors march with flaming torches on 33rd anniversary

Press Statement

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.

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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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