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The curative hearings were an opportunity for the victims of the tragedy to have their day in court. It was incumbent upon the SC to parse their claims with care and rigour. Instead, however, the SC did the opposite.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the Centre's curative petition demanding an additional compensation from UCC for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
The Supreme Court said a sum of ₹50 crore lying with the RBI for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims shall be utilised by the Centre to satisfy pending claims of victims.
Through its 2010 petition, the government has sought a reconsideration of the May 1989 judgment and a 1991 order of the Supreme Court, arguing that the 1989 settlement was grossly inadequate.
“If as a welfare society, you (the government) are so concerned that you should have paid more, you had to do it yourself first…,” a constitution bench, headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, told attorney general R Venkataramani.
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A Constitution bench, headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, questioned the government for its endeavour to not follow the terms of a settlement arrived at before top court in 1989 regarding damages to be paid by American company Union Carbide.
On December 3 this year, several people in Bhopal had marched to the defunct Union Carbide factory to mark the anniversary and remember the victims.
Published on Dec 11, 2022 06:23 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
The well-known research of Dr. Shanna Swan in 2017, says by 2045, most people will rely on assisted reproduction, for environmental toxins, such as additives like phthalates from plastics, are disrupting the human endocrine system and are reducing fertility.
The government was conveying its decision after it had sought some time from the five-judge bench on September 19 to make up its mind on pursuing the petition.
The hazardous waste at the plant is believed to have contaminated ground water in and around the plant causing chronic illness to several people still living around it.
The disaster took place on the intervening night of December 2-3 and to date, it is considered among the world's worst industrial disasters.
The official number of deaths from what has come to be known as the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, among the world’s worst industrial disasters ever, was 2,259 but activists estimate the number could be well over 20,000, maybe double that.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
PTI | , Bhopal
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Around 1,500 people were evacuated from areas around the chemical factory in Visakhapatnam from where the Styrene gas leaked, authorities said.
Updated on May 07, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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