Demands of the July 2010 dharna in Delhi

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1 Compensation
1a. Provide equal compensation to all officially acknowledged claimants.

1b. Review death claims for which compensation was wrongfully denied and include exposure related deaths after 1997.

1c. Demand adequate compensation from Union Carbide Corporation, USA by filing Curative Petition against the settlement orders of 1989 and 1991.

2 Medical Care & Rehabilitation
2a. Set up Empowered Commission for long term medical care of survivors of the disaster and those exposed to contaminated ground water and the children of these exposed persons.

2b. People exposed to contaminated water must immediately receive facilities for free medical care at hospitals meant for survivors of the gas disaster.

2c. Ensure participation of survivors’ organizations in the running of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre.

3 Legal Action
3a. Take legal action against Dow Chemical Company, USA’s Indian subsidiaries so as to make it pay for clean up of toxic contamination and for health and environmental damages.

3b. Government of India must participate in the ongoing litigation on the issue of contamination against Union Carbide and Warren Anderson in the US Federal Court in New York

3c. Central and all state governments must stop purchasing products made by Union Carbide, Dow Chemicals and Eveready Industries India Ltd.

3d. Extradite authorized representatives of Union Carbide Corporation, USA, Union Carbide Asia, Hong Kong and Union Carbide Asia Pacific, Hong Kong who are absconding from the criminal case along with Warren Anderson.

4 Site Remediation & Memorial
4a. Ensure proper assessment of depth and spread of contamination with financial and technical assistance offered by the European Union.

4b. Scrap plans of incineration of Union Carbide’s hazardous waste in India.

4c. Scrap plans of dismantling the plant structures. Instead conserve it as part of a memorial to the disaster. Include material on the Bhopal gas disaster in school and college text books.

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