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June 30th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

Twenty-six years ago, on the night of 2-3 Dec 1884, 20,000 people were killed in leakage of methyl isocynate gas from the Union Carbide Company Ltd. in Bhopal, which is the largest known industrial catastrophie. Known as UCIL (pesticide plant) it was a subsidiary of Union Carbide Company which is now owned by Dow Chemical Company.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

The tragedy  has since been called as Bhopal Gas Tragedy. On 7th June, 2010, the Court verdict awarded the seven senior Indian officials accused, found guilty of the criminal negligence,  a jail term of two years, since that  was the maximum punishment prescribed under this section. They were allowed to be released on bail of $5000 each.
Soft punishment at the hands of the law has angered the effected massses and they are  now crying foul. (more…)