Bhopal: Never Forget

Amir Khan02

25 years on, and the poisoning in Bhopal continues…

Let us not forget…

  • A company that still refuses to take legal responsibility of the disaster, and to provide enough health damages (Rs. 25000 for life-long suffering?) and clean up the disaster site
  • Our politicians (planning to secure $1bn of investment from Dow) who want us to believe that the place is now safe, when the private institutional studies reports that the place is still highly contaminated by dangerous toxins
  • A company CEO who has fled India and was declared “untraceable” by Indian authorities although his address in a New York suburb is publicly listed
  • Generations of people, including many kids like the one in the picture above (I have excluded some very disturbing pics of the kids, go to bhopal.org to see them),  continue to suffer because of the disaster

Guardian article
Amnesty USA’s article
Riding the Elephant

(Image courtesy: Bhopal.org)

2 thoughts on “Bhopal: Never Forget”

  1. The media seems to have turned their collective backs to Bhopal. Good job digging it up, Jo.

    If what the links say are true, I am surprised Jairam Ramesh had the nerve to act so insensitive. Even more surprised that he seems to have got away with it.

    The media would spend more effort to remind us of everybody’s b’day in the Bachchan household than to investigate this callousness.

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