March 21, 2020
In a letter addressed to Union Health Minister, Govt of India, DG-Indian Council of Medical Research, Secretary, Dept of Chemical & Petrochemicals (Bhopal Cell), Govt of India & to Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh & Principal Secretary, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation, Govt of MP, Bhopal gas survivors organisations have asked the concerned officials to take immediate steps for
identification, testing of medical care of COVID-19 in the population affected by the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal. A copy of the letter has also been sent to the Chairman of Supreme Court appointed
Monitoring Committee for medical rehabilitation of Bhopal gas victims.
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February 24, 2020
Hundreds of women survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster today flayed US President Trump in effigy with brooms on the occasion of his visit to India. Led by four local organizations, the survivors expressed their anger against the US government for refusing to serve summons issued by the Bhopal Court upon Dow Chemical, owner of Union Carbide. Madhya Pradesh Muslim Vikas Parishad, a local social service organization supported the demonstrators’ call for justice in the criminal case on the world’s worst industrial disaster.
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On January 28th 2020 a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court sits to begin the most important, potentially the most historic hearing on Bhopal for over thirty years.
Shortly after the gas tragedy, India took over responsibility for all legal claims against Union Carbide. Following a US Courts refusal to hear the claims, claims worth $3.3 billion were filed in India’s courts. In 1989 India and Carbide settled these claims for $470 million – less than 15% of the original demand. The amount was upheld by review judgment in 1991.
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Press Statement on the 35th Anniversary of World’s Worst Corporate Massacre
December 3, 2019
On the 35th Anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organizations condemned successive governments at the centre and the state for colluding with the corporations responsible for the disaster and denying the survivors justice and a life of dignity for the last three and half decades. They jointly called upon the United Nations to provide urgent humanitarian and technical help to end the ongoing medical and environmental disaster in Bhopal.
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December 02, 2019
On the eve of the 35 Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organizations condemned the continued apathy of the governments at the centre and state towards medical, economic and social rehabilitation of the survivors.
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