As the Bhopal Gas Disaster enters its 35th year, the ICJB is organizing its 6th annual Global Solidarity Fast. With this fast, you are expressing solidarity and sharing in their grief and pain of those who died December 3rd 1984, and those who continue to suffer now.
This fast also includes a fundraising goal. As it is the 35th anniversary, we are asking fasters to set a fundraising goal of $35 or $350. If you are not able to raise funds, we appreciate your support in fasting with us.
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July 25, 2019
Hundreds of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster sat on a day long Dharna (sit-in) today demanding that the state government stop misleading the Supreme Court in the matter of additional compensation by downplaying the damage caused by the disaster. Led jointly by four local organizations, the survivors called upon the state government to correct the figures of deaths and extent of health damages caused by the disaster in the Curative Petition that is expected to be heard by the apex court soon.
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दिनांक 25 जुलाई 2019
भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड गैस हादसे के सैंकड़ों पीड़ितों ने आज दिन भर धरना देकर प्रदेश सरकार से यह माँग की कि वह गैस काण्ड की वजह से पहुँची नुकसान को छुपाकर अतिरिक्त मुआवज़े के मामले में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय को गुमराह करना बंद करे | चार स्थानीय संगठनों द्वारा आयोजित धरने में पीड़ितों ने प्रदेश सरकार से यह माँग की कि वह उस सुधार याचिका में गैस हादसे की वजह से हुई मौतों और बीमारियों के आँकड़ें सुधारे जिसकी सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में जल्द सुनवाई होनेवाली है |
Continue reading गैस हादसे के सैंकड़ों पीड़ितों ने धरना देकर प्रदेश सरकार से यह माँग की कि वह अतिरिक्त मुआवज़े के मामले में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय को गुमराह करना बंद करे
14 March 2019
At a press conference today, leaders of four organisations of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster called upon central and state governments to revise the figures of death and illness caused by the disaster before the Curative petition for additional compensation is heard by the Supreme Court next month. The leaders said that representatives of both BJP and the INC have promised Rs. 5 lakhs as compensation for each Bhopal victim but this promise can not be fulfilled unless the governments they run at the centre and the state respectively present correct figures of deaths and illnesses before the apex court.
“In December last year we requested the Prime Minister to direct the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the nodal ministry on the Bhopal disaster, to amend the Curative petition so as to present figures of death and illnesses in accordance with scientific facts and official records.” said Rashida Bee, president of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh. She said that so far they have not received an acknowledgement from the PMO, let alone a reply to their letter.
Nawab Khan, president of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha narrated a similar experience with the letter the four organisations wrote to the Chief Secretary of the state government in January this year. “In our letter we listed out the documentary evidence that points to deliberate attempts by the state government to mislead the Supreme Court on the matter of deaths and illnesses caused due to exposure to methyl isocyanate gas in December 1984. We requested him to direct the Department of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation to provide correct figures of deaths and illness from official reports and hospital records. But he has neither acknowledged receiving the letter nor sent a reply so far.”
“In January we also wrote to the Minister of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation not only to obtain correct figures of death and injuries but also to communicate these revised figures to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. We have not heard from him yet. His continued silence on this matter is particularly intriguing because he claims he consistently raised the matter of Rs. 5 lakhs compensation to each Bhopal victim in the legislative assembly while he was in the opposition.” said Rachna Dhingra of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action.
Nausheen Khan of Children Against Dow Carbide said “It is indeed very frustrating to correspond with insensitive officials running apathetic governments. Personal meetings are no better. We sought an appointment with the Chief Minister when he met him briefly on February 20th and 27th at his residence and all we have got so far are empty assurances.”
|Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh
|Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
|Bhopal Group for Information and Action
|Children Against Dow Carbide
Survivors and allies took out a torch rally marking 34 years since the Bhopal Gas Disaster. The survivors of this on-going disaster still await justice as both the Government of India and Dow Chemical continue to ignore their responsibilities and the ethics they publicly endorse.
Photos by Rohit Jain
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