Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bhopal judgement

Today we had the pre-monsoon showers and what a relief it is. It has brought down the temperatures to a bearable level. Phew..
But the general attitudinal temperature in the country has risen after the damp squib of a judgement passed against the officials of Union Carbide – a meagre 2yrs and that too 25 years and 20,000 deaths after the grave tragedy of the gas leak in Bhopal. The then CEO of Union Carbide has been let off scot free and this while the people in Bhopal are still suffering the after effects of the gas leak. The soil and the ground water there is apparently still contaminated. And the apathy shown by all the Governments of our country since the tragedy has been pathetic.
As has been pointed out if this had occurred in a commercially/politically sensitive area which would affect the rich and famous, the outcome of the case would have been different.
Sad but true.

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  2. Agree, the poor in our country are a dispensable commodity.

    Yet another case of travesty of justice.

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