Five Bhopal based organizations thanked the 12 Congressmen for this unprecedented action. “It is indeed heartening to find some of the most powerful voices in the US Congress calling for the US DOJ to act as per law and stop their country’s image being sullied as a safe haven for criminal corporations.” Said Goldman Environmental awardee and president of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh, Rashida Bee.
Rachna Dhingra of Bhopal Group for Information & Action said ”There is a lesson in this action by the US lawmakers, for our government’s departments that are helping the US corporations to remain unpunished. Hopefully it will be emulated by the leading voices of the current opposition in our country.”
“2024 is also the 40th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal where justice continues to be denied” said Balkrishna Namdeo, President of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogee Sangharsh Morcha.
Said Nawab Khan of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, “We make a special appeal to I.N.D.I.A to include the provision of justice and a life of dignity to Bhopal survivors and their children and those poisoned through groundwater in their Agenda for Changing Bharat.”
“With this action by the US lawmakers we now look forward to having Dow Chemical’s Amy Wilson answering charges of sheltering fugitive killer Union Carbide in the Bhopal District Court.” Said Nousheen Khan of Children Against Dow / Carbide.
Nawab Khan & Shezadi Bee
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Children Against Dow Carbide