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27 Jul 2011

Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net

Bhopal Gas survivors demand CM, PM to correct facts in curative petition before SC [India]

Thousands of survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, the world’s worst industrial catastrophe, under the banner of five conglomerate NGOs working for their welfare staged a massive rally...to express their ire over government’s misrepresentation of facts in the curative petition pending in the Supreme Court for the victims of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster. The victims...submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh addressed to the Prime Minister of India to ensure justice. A similar memorandum was presented to the Chief Minister of the state...The memorandum requested the Prime Minister for his urgent intervention to ensure that facts and figures consistent with the actual damage caused by the disaster is incorporated in the curative petition currently pending before the Supreme Court of India. “We wish to point out that the figures of exposure related deaths and injuries in the curative petition filed by the Central government are wrong and without any basis”, it stated.