Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bhopal’s long injustice

Joy at today’s verdict was shortlived. The true culprits continue to avoid their day in court

Indra Sinha, The Guardian/UK, June 7, 2010

The people most responsible for the disaster in Bhopal were not in the courtroom today when the verdict against eight Indian employees of Union Carbide India Limited was announced. Union Carbide Corporation (US), its former chairman Warren Anderson, and Union Carbide Eastern have been refusing since 1992 to obey the summons of the Bhopal court and answer charges of culpable homicide. The evidence against them remains unheard. Instead the prosecution focused on the small fry, the Indian managers, while the case that they were ultimately carrying out orders that originated in the US has not been tried.

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