To Honourable Prime Minister
152, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011
14 June 2016
Sub: Instruct CBI to take harsher measures against The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) in the ongoing criminal matter (MJC 91/92) on Bhopal disaster
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
On behalf of the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal we wish to share with you the good news that due to the initiative of the survivors and support from the international community it has been possible for us to collect within 30 days, 100, 000 signatures on a petition to the US President demanding that the US Department of Justice serve the Bhopal District Court’s notice upon The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC), USA so that it appears in the ongoing criminal case on the disaster on July 13, 2016. As per the order of the Bhopal court, TDCC is expected to explain to the court why it has not made its 100 % subsidiary Union Carbide Corporation appear in the ongoing criminal case on the Bhopal disaster.
Continue reading Letter to PM Modi: Instruct CBI to Take Harsher Measures Against Dow
17 March 2015
At a press conference today, five organisations fighting for the rights of the survivors of the December ‘84 Bhopal gas disaster expressed anger at the repeated non-appearance of The Dow Chemical Company, USA, current owner of Union Carbide, in response to the notice sent by the Bhopal District court.
The organizations blamed the Indian government’s weak- kneed attempts and the US government’s continued support to the offending corporations for the non-appearance of The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC), USA for the second time yesterday. The organisations have sent letters to the Indian Prime Minister and the American President seeking effective action on this matter.
Continue reading Press Statement: Bhopal Gas Victims condemn repeated non-appearance of the Dow Chemical Company, USA in the Bhopal District Court
Honourable Prime Minister,
Government of India,
New Delhi 110 011
December 2, 2014
Sub : 30th Anniversary Demands of the Victims of American Multinationals, Union Carbide and Dow Chemical, in Bhopal.
On behalf of the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary, we urge you to consider the following demands of five survivors’ organizations to stop the ongoing disasters in Bhopal. In particular we wish to draw your attention to the 11 demands concerning effective action by the central government.
For a list of demands in English, click here. To view the demands in Hindi, click here.
As you will please see, demands 2 to 7 from the Central Government are on the civil, criminal and environmental liabilities of the American Multinationals, Union Carbide Corporation and Dow Chemical that are the principal authors of the two ongoing disasters : the gas disaster and the disaster caused by environmental contamination due to reckless dumping of hazardous waste.
Continue reading Letter to the Prime Minister of India
Five women survivors of the December ’84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal stopped taking water on the second day of their fast at 1 AM on November 11, 2014. Along with 1000 survivors of Bhopal at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi they are demanding :
- Additional compensation of Rs. 1 lakh for all survivors who have earlier received only Rs. 25 thousand for lifelong injuries.
- Revision of figures of death and injury caused by the gas disaster in the Curative petition filed by the central government for additional compensation from Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.
The Bhopal survivors have been agitating on these two issues from July 2010 and have conveyed their decision to go on waterless fast to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Chemicals (nodal ministry on Bhopal disaster) on September 12, 2014.
Using the form below, please send a fax each to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in support of the Bhopal survivors’ demands in this 30th anniversary year of the Bhopal disaster.
UPDATE [14/11/2014, 5.30pm]: After sending hundreds of faxes to both the PMO and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, we have a delegation from the ministry coming to meet the survivors at the protest site. Keeping this in mind and working hours of the government, the faxing form has been closed for now.
Thank you everyone for your support!
Sub: Ensure justice in the 30th year for those affected by poisons of Union Carbide & Dow Chemical.
To: Honourable Prime Minister
Government of India, North Block,Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110 011, Fax No. 011-23016857
September 12, 2014
Dear Prime Minister,
We are writing to you on behalf of five organizations working for the welfare of the survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal.
Through this letter and in continuation of our correspondence with your office since June 2010 we reiterate our demand that the governments at the centre and state must:
Continue reading Letter to Prime Minister: Ensure justice in the 30th year!