21 November 2017
Having failed, despite repeated requests, to present their grievances before the Prime Minister for the last three years and the Chief Minister for the last six years, survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal have today launched a novel way to draw much needed attention to their five most urgent issues of rehabilitation, justice and adequate compensation.
The campaign called “paanch guhaar” took off with children with congenital malformations born to gas affected parents pleading for attention from the highest officials before large portraits of the current Prime Minister and the Chief Minister.
Moving images of the children’s pleadings for medical care, social and economic rehabilitation, adequate compensation, punishment of the culprits and clean up of lingering poisons in soil and groundwater were then sent through twitter to the two leaders by a team of cyber activists of the younger generation of the survivors. The portraits of the two officials will be carried to different areas of the city affected by the December 1984 gas disaster and those where the groundwater is poisoned with hazardous waste from the Union Carbide factory that caused the disaster. The “paanch guhaar” campaign will continue till the 33 rd anniversary of the disaster on December 3, 2017.
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June 14, 2016
Leaders of five organisations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today announced the successful completion of the petition to the US Whitehouse in the matter of the criminal case on the disaster. The leaders are hopeful that in the process of responding to the petition the US Department of Justice will serve the Bhopal District Court’s notice on Union Carbide’s owner Dow Chemical so that it appears in the criminal case on July 13. The organisations said that they have sent a letter to the Prime Minister seeking directions to the prosecution, Central Bureau of Investigation to call for harsher measures against Dow Chemical if it fails to appear on July 13.
Continue reading Press Release: Victory! Goal of 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition Met
Friends, Supporters, Survivors,
The Dow Chemical Company will host its 118th Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10:00AM Eastern Time until 11:00AM Eastern Time.
Andrew Liveris, Dow Chairman and CEO, will deliver the keynote address. Here are the details.
This is an opportunity for us to tweet at Dow Chemical and remind them, and everyone, about the blood on their hands.
Continue reading Twitter Action: Dow Chemical Stockholder Meeting 2015
Dear Friends & Bhopal supporters,
We are holding a small vigil outside the NYC consulate as part of Amnesty International’s annual Get on the Bus
actions. The purpose of the action is to ask the Indian consulate to ensure that Dow is served and complies with the recent summons to appear in Indian courts. A letter to the consulate is attached which provides more context.
What: Vigil for Bhopal
Where: NYC Consulate 3 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
When: Friday, April 17, 1:45 to 2:30 pm
We will have several posters, but feel free to bring your own. We will send out some suggested slogans for posters.
If you or your group is active on twitter please tweet the action to @DowChemical (also @IndianEmbassyUS). We will send out messages and hashtags tomorrow.
You may print out and mail/fax attached letter, email it, or call the DC consulate. contact info is here
. Let us know if you communicate with them.
We stand in solidarity with political prisoner, Jeremy Hammond. As part of a postcard blitz to Jeremy, survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster and supporters are sending Jeremy postcards in prison. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this important campaign.
The card reads:
“Mataa-e-lauh-o-kalam chin gayee to kya gham hai
Ki khoon-e-dil mein dubo li hai ungliyaan maine
Zubaan pe mohar lagi hai to kya, ki rakh di hai
Har ek halkaa-e-zanjeer mein zubaan maine”
– Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Why should I mourn if my tablet and pen are forbidden,
when I have dipped my fingers in my own blood until they stain?
My lips have been silenced, but what of it?
For I have hidden a tongue in every round-mouthed link of my chain.
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