Fast for a Clean Up in Bhopal
Mr Paswan, we add our voices to those who are fasting without water
until you act
The soil and water of people living near the factory are being poisoned by toxic wastes and chemicals abandoned by Union Carbide. Many of those now suffering are the same people whose lives were already devastated by the gas leak of twenty years ago. It is the duty of your government to act in the best interests of these poor, not a foreign multinational corporation.
of contamination is not covered by the Bhopal Act 1985 nor by the Settlement
of 1989, and there
is no legal reason why the Government of India should not send a letter
to the Court. According to Mr. MC Mehta, Lawyer, 1996 Goldman Award
winner, "this is a golden opportunity for the Indian government and
it must make best use of it".
by your government is needed, and through our actions we hope to draw
attention to the pressing need for a cleanup in Bhopal, and the Indian
Governments duty to act NOW.
The New York District Court has given the Government of India until June 30, 2004, to submit such a letter. We urge the Indian Government to support the legal action initiated by survivors by writing immediately to the Southern District Court of New York and stating that it has no objection to a remediation of the plant site and groundwater by the Union Carbide Corporation.
It should be the responsibility of Union Carbide, not the Indian taxpayers, to clean up the wastes that Carbide left behind in Bhopal.
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