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Indian activist: Bhopal ruling, "symbol" of decayed justice
Lenin Raghuvanshi, director Pvchr speaks of a "black day" for the survivors of the tragedy. Sentence to two years in prison for the defendants - already free on bail - shows the shortcomings of a system that is "powerless before international elite ". The Madhya Pradesh government announces an appeal.
Bhopal 26 years later the sentence: two years in prison for 15 thousand dead and 600 thousand intox
The court sentenced eight people over 1984disaster when the cyanide gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory and poisoned in people sleeping in the slums. The sentence is two years in prison each. Victims protests.
The scourge of Bhopal is still alive after 25 years
On the night between 2 and 3 December 1984 a gas leak from the Union Carbide plant killed 20 thousand people. The population of the city of Madhya Pradesh awaits justice. Even today, every day, 6 thousand people with respiratory, motor and brain problems related to the tragedy arrive at hospitals in Bhopal.
Bhopal survivors march on New Dehli
A hundred people, victims of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, travel 700 kilometres on foot to the capital. They are asking for complete compensation and regeneration of the environment.
Olympic sponsor’s responsibility in Bhopal disaster angers Indians
Indian authorities and an NGO call for an end to sponsorship, saying it violates Olympic code of ethics. Dow Chemicals, which now owns the plant that poisoned to death 20,000 people in 1984, rejects the blame, noting that it bought the plant in 2001.
For atheist human rights activist, crucifix in Italian classrooms not against secularism
According to Lenin Raghuvanshi, “Human rights and democracy do not exist in a vacuum, in a value-neutral space. Denying the identity, culture and history of a society is a violation of secularism and human rights.”
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