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हादसे के पीड़ितों ने आशा व्यक्त की कि गैस राहत मंत्री अपने चुनावी समर्थन पर बयान दें

पत्रकार वार्ता
25 फरवरी 2019

भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों के संगठनों के नेताओं ने आज एक पत्रकार वार्ता में यह घोषणा की कि वह कल गैस राहत मंत्री से मिलने के लिए  नीलम पार्क में इंतजार करेंगे | उन्होंने आशा व्यक्त की कि मंत्री महोदय 1000 हज़ार से ज्यादा पीड़ितों को कल 11 से 5 बजे के बीच, हर गैस पीड़ित को मुआवजे में 5 लाख रूपए देने के बारे में, अपना बयान देंगे |  संगठनों ने इस कार्यक्रम का नाम इंतजार-ए-इन्साफ रखा है |

Continue reading हादसे के पीड़ितों ने आशा व्यक्त की कि गैस राहत मंत्री अपने चुनावी समर्थन पर बयान दें

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Survivors Expect the Minister of Bhopal Gas Relief to Follow Up on His Election Campaign Promises

Press Release

February 25, 2019

At a Press Conference today leaders of four organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal announced that they will be waiting tomorrow at Neelam Park for the Minister of Bhopal Gas Relief to meet with them. They expect that the Minister will speak on the issue of Rs. 5 lakhs as compensation for the gas disaster to each survivor, while addressing over 1000 survivors who will await his arrival from 11 AM to 5 PM at Neelam Park as part of their “Intezaar-E-Insaf” (Waiting for Justice) programme.

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आगामी चुनाव में भा.जा.पा. एवं कांग्रेस के पांच स्थानीय प्रभारियों ने वोट के समय मुआवजे के मुद्दे को समर्थन दिया

पत्रकार वार्ता

18 सितम्बर 2018

भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों के चार संगठनों ने आज एक पत्रकार वार्ता में यह दावा किया कि हादसे के लिए मुआवजे का मुद्दा आगामी चुनाव में भोपाल की 7  में से 5  विधानसभा क्षेत्रों में केंद्रीय महत्व का होगा | पत्रकार वार्ता में शामिल भा.जा.पा. एवं कांग्रेस के पांच स्थानीय प्रभारियों ने वोट के समय मुआवजे के मुद्दे पर सभी गैस पीड़ितों को एक आवाज से बोलने की संगठनों की मांग को समर्थन दिया है |

Continue reading आगामी चुनाव में भा.जा.पा. एवं कांग्रेस के पांच स्थानीय प्रभारियों ने वोट के समय मुआवजे के मुद्दे को समर्थन दिया

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Officials of BJP & INC support demand for compensation for Bhopal gas victims and will be a central issue this election

Press Conference
September 18, 2018

At a press conference today, four organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal claimed that compensation for the disaster would be a central issue in the ensuing elections in 5 out of 7 Bhopal constituencies. Five local officials of BJP and Indian National Congress present at the press conference supported the organisations’ call to all survivors of the disaster to remain united on the issue of compensation when casting their votes in a few months.

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Additional Compensation for Bhopalis: Why is the Prime Minister Silent

Press Conference
February 25, 2016

At a Press Conference today, leaders of five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, condemned the deliberate neglect of the central and state governments towards the curative petition for additional compensation from American corporations. The organizations also launched a postcard campaign requesting the Supreme Court Registrar for an early hearing on the curative petition against Union Carbide and its owner Dow Chemical Company.

“It is now more than five years since the government filed the curative petition and there has been no hearing yet.” said Rashida Bee of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh who was honoured by the President of India with the “Women Achievers Award” last month. “It is indeed shameful that the government has not moved a single petition for urgent hearing on additional compensation. Meanwhile, victims of the disaster continue to die battling economic hardship caused due to exposure related ill health and paltry compensation.” she added.

Balkrishna Namdeo, of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha said that the government’s neglect towards the legal rights of the Bhopal victims to adequate compensation is evident in its carelessness regarding figures of injury and death. “Despite the central minister’s promise made over an year ago, the figures of injury and death in the curative petition remain downplayed to a fraction of the actual damage.” he said.

According to Satinath Sarangi of the Bhopal Group for Information & Action, the government’s submissions arguing for 1.2 billion dollars additional compensation before the Supreme Court run to 474 pages. In contrast, Union Carbide and Dow Chemical’s arguments for holding the 470 million dollar settlement of 1989 to be full and final run to 3657 pages together. “Its not just the number of pages, the quality of arguments and the presentation of facts too need much improvement, but most of all hearings on the curative must begin.” he said.

Nawab Khan of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha said that the most recent submission by the government is a 7 page affidavit containing grammatical and factual errors by an Under secretary of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. “This shows what a low priority matter the curative petition is for our governments.” he added.

“The government’s neglect towards preparing a sound case for additional compensation and  towards having the petition heard are only benefitting the American corporations. The American President made a British corporation pay 20 billion dollars for 11 deaths. Why is our Prime Minister looking the other way when two American corporations are being asked to pay 5 % of that amount for over 25000 deaths by our government ? said Safreen Khan of Children Against Dow Carbide.

Rashida Bi,

Nawab Khan,

Balkrishna Namdeo,

Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra,

Safreen Khan,

Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh

Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha

Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha

Bhopal Group for Information and Action

Children Against Dow Carbide

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