Dharna 2010

Currently, hundreds of Bhopali activists are braving the monsoon season in Delhi to demand compensation, medical care, legal action, and site remediation. Hundreds more are expected to join the dharna (sit-in) until their demands are met. We'll be posting the latest news on their progress here.

Bhopalis conclude Dharna

  • Posted on: 19 August 2010
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International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

Press Statement - August 18, 2010

Sixty four Members of Parliament from 20 political parties including, BJP, Congress, CPM, CPI, LJP, RSP, BSP and others have endorsed a letter urging the Prime Minister to set up a mechanisms to resolve all pending issues of long term rehabilitation and prosecuting the guilty corporations and individuals including Warren Anderson in Bhopal before December 2010. This was announced at a press conference at Jantar Mantar today by representatives of five Bhopal based survivors’ organizations at the conclusion of there 23- days long dharna.

According to the organizations, hundreds of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal sitting on the pavement are still denied permission to set up a tent to protect themselves from the scorching sun and occasional rain. They are hopeful that the Delhi High Court that has already asked Delhi Police to justify denial of permission to camp at Jantar Mantar will soon pass a favourable order on their petition seeking protection of their constitutional right to peaceful protest.

Day of Action!

  • Posted on: 17 August 2010
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Join the International Day of Action - Aug 24

Join the International Childrens Day of Action for Justice in Bhopal on August 24, 2010.

Children of all ages are encouraged to join the August 24 Day of Action in solidarity with the demands of the Bhopal Gas Disaster survivors.

There is an old Indian proverb that says that when you lie a crow will bite you. Join us in making origami crows to send to the Indian consulate to remind them of the promises they've made to the Bhopal Survivors - specifically to establish an Empowered Commission!

Learn more and sign up here.

Download the Day of Action information packet here.

Day 19

  • Posted on: 17 August 2010
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Dharna Blog

August 14, Day 19

Today at the dharna site, our vigil continued, damp as the afternoon air. I spoke to Abdul Rafi, fondly known to everyone as Mamu, about his story. He has been with the struggle for the full 26 years, and was 13 when the gas disaster hit in 1984. He lived with his mother, and worked to make ends meet as a laborer, including washing bottles for a while at the Union Carbide factory. At this stage of his narrative some disagreement erupted as to whether he could have possibly been employed at that age at a factory that nominally employed only adults.