Bhopal gas tragedy is referred to as the most frightful industrial catastrophes in the history of the world. and unfortunately, the government has failed to provide relief and justice to the survivors of the victims of the disaster. As UCIL was the subsidiary of UCC (Union Carbide Corporation), which is a US-based organization, the government passed an order notifying UCC to pay rupees 350 crores as a relief fund to the victims, but the latter refused to pay the amount. In 1989, the Supreme Court again ordered UCC to pay $470 millions as a full and final settlement for all the claims, rights and liabilities that are associated with the Bhopal gas leakage case. The case proceeded for a long time and the UCC got enough time to get relief from the public pressure.
Now the surviving victims of Bhopal gas tragedy have pledged to knock on the doors of the Prime Minister's Office to get the compensation on the 28th anniversary of the accident. So, on 3 December 2012, the victims have decided to protest in a rally for getting adequate compensation. Rampyari, a surviving victim of Bhopal gas tragedy told Yahoo News, “We demand that some of us should also been given a monthly pension because of the way the gas leak has affected us. We will continue this fight even in the court; we will agitate in New Delhi as well. We will fight till the last to get our rights.”
A recent study done by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), states that the samples near the factory site were found to contain chlorinated benzene compounds and some pesticides, which are 561 times higher than the national standards. It has also confirmed the presence of toxins in the drinking water, which is regarded as a slow poison.
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