September 20, 2022
Five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal have condemned the Indian government for failing to prepare for the Curative Petition that began to be heard in the Supreme Court today. They demanded that the government use the three weeks till the next hearing to ensure that the actual damage caused by the disaster is factually represented before the five judge bench.
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Today hundred survivors of 84’ Union Carbide disaster and those exposed to ground water contamination gathered outside BMHRC hospital to meet Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers. A delegation of 5 representatives met with the Minister and presented him with a memorandum and urged him to take immediate action on 5 crucial demands of the survivors of the disaster. They sought action on appropriate compensation, Clean up of toxic waste, Medical Care, Research, Mismanagement of BMHRC & Curbing corruption vis a vis misutilisation of funds meant to provide relief & rehabilitation to gas victims. The minister assured the delegation that BMHRC will be returned to its original glory and a medical college will be opened in the hospital. He also said that NIREH will be asked to carry out appropriate medical research on Bhopal gas victims and their children.
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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 |
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December 1, 2017
On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, leaders of five organisations of the survivors today condemned the central and state governments for deliberate neglect of the victims of the disaster and collusion with the US corporations responsible for the disaster. The organisations charged the central government of violation of the survivors’ constitutional rights to proper health care. They denounced Madhya Pradesh government’s role in the ‘Run Bhopal Run’ event with music and dance on the day of the Anniversary.
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August 1, 2014
Honourable Prime Minister,
Government of India, North Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi 110 011
Subject: Urgent Directions for Filing of Application for Amending Civil Curative Petition No 345-347/2010 for Additional Compensation before Supreme Court on August 5, 2014.
On behalf of the survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal we wish to draw your urgent attention to the hearing of the Curative Petition filed by the Government of India on December 3, 2010 that is scheduled to be heard on August 5, 2014.
For the last several years we have attempted to apprise the Prime Minister’s office that the figures of exposure related deaths and injuries in the Curative Petition filed by the Government of India are wrong and without any basis.
The government’s curative petition mentions a figure of 5,295 deaths caused by the disaster, which happens to be one fourth of the figures of death reported by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in its epidemiological report published in 2004. Likewise, the petition mentions that 93 % of the victims were only temporarily injured which is against the findings of the ICMR.
You can stop a great injustice being done to the Bhopal victims by issuing directions for filing an application before the Supreme Court on August 5, 2014 for amendment of the Curative Petition. Figures based on ICMR’s scientific research can then be incorporated in the amended Curative Petition.
We request you to issue directions to concerned officials in the Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers for filing an application before the Supreme Court for amendment of the Curative Petition on August 5, 2014.