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Government of Madhya Pradesh & Govt of India are misleading the Supreme Court by not presenting the correct figures of deaths and injuries caused as a result of the disaster

Press Conference

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.”

Rashida Bi, Nawab Khan, Rachna Dhingra,

Satinath Sarangi

Nousheen Khan
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh

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Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha

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Bhopal Group for Information and Action

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Children Against Dow Carbide

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In Photos: Torch Rally and Protests Marking 34 Years Since the Bhopal Gas Disaster

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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यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे की 34 वीं बरसी पर पीड़ितों के चार संगठनों के नेताओ ने श्री मोदी के प्रधानमंत्री बनने के बाद से भारत सरकार द्वारा आपराधिक कंपनियोंका बचाव और पीड़ितों के प्रति लापरवाही औरज्यादा शिद्द्त से हो रही है 

पत्रकार वार्ता

2 दिसंबर 2018

भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे की 34 वीं बरसी पर आयोजित एक वार्ता में पीड़ितों के चार संगठनों के नेताओ ने श्री मोदी के प्रधानमंत्री बनने के बाद से भारत सरकार द्वारा आपराधिक कंपनियों का बचाव और पीड़ितों के प्रति लापरवाही और ज्यादा शिद्द्त से हो रही  है |

संगठनों ने कहा कि यूनियन कार्बाइड के मालिक डाव केमिकल के साथ श्री मोदी के विशेष सम्बन्ध सन 2008 से उजागर है जब उनके मुख्यमंत्री रहते डाव कंपनी ने गुजरात केमिकल्स एन्ड एल्कालिस के साथ जॉइंट वेंचर बनाने की कोशिश की थी  |  प्रधानमंत्री की हैसियत से श्री मोदी ने अपने 2015 की अमरीकी यात्रा के दौरान डाव केमिकल के सी.ई.ओ को विशेष भोज  पर बुलाया था और उनके साथ फोटो भी खिचवाई  थी  |

Continue reading यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे की 34 वीं बरसी पर पीड़ितों के चार संगठनों के नेताओ ने श्री मोदी के प्रधानमंत्री बनने के बाद से भारत सरकार द्वारा आपराधिक कंपनियोंका बचाव और पीड़ितों के प्रति लापरवाही औरज्यादा शिद्द्त से हो रही है 

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34 Years After the Union Carbide Disaster: Contamination Spreading, Miserable Condition of Healthcare, Corruption in Rehabilitation Funds & Guilty Corporations Protected by our Governments

Press Conference

December 2, 2018

Addressing a Press Conference on the occasion of the 34th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organisations said that the Indian government is protecting the criminal corporations with more zeal and being more indifferent towards the victims, ever since Mr. Modi became the Prime Minister.

The organisations said that Mr. Modi’s special relationship with Dow Chemical, Union Carbide’s owner, is known since he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat where Dow tried to set up a joint venture with Gujarat Chemicals and Alkalis in 2008. As the Prime Minister, Modi is known to have invited Dow Chemical’s CEO to a special dinner and photo-op during one of his visits to US in 2015.

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Stand up to DowDupont in Solidarity with Bhopal survivors – Wednesday April 25th Chicago

For over three decades, some of the poorest people on earth have fought a tireless struggle for their basic rights to justice, health and a life of dignity against one of the word’s richest multinational corporations. On April 25th, we have a major opportunity to show them that they are not alone in this longest fight for environmental justice.

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