Injustice upon Injustice: London 2012 and the Enduring Legacies of Bhopal

Pearce, Frank and Tombs, Steve (2011). Injustice upon Injustice: London 2012 and the Enduring Legacies of Bhopal. CrimeTalk.

URL: http://www.crimetalk.org.uk/reviews/articles/541-i...

Abstract

Today, 2nd December, marks yet another anniversary of the gas leak at the Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India – now, twenty seven years ago, in 1984. But this is not a matter of historical record – for remarkably, disgustingly, not only has justice for the victims still not been secured, but even as we write, further injustices continue to pour down on the people of that city. Satinath Sarangi, a leading Bhopali-based actvist, has just told us this:

"The perpetrators of the worst corporate massacre in history are absconding from charges of culpable homicide for the last 19 years and the corporation that is sheltering this fugitive from justice for the last 10 years is now the main sponsor of London Olympics 2012. It has been 27 years and the victims of Bhopal are still awaiting justice; time the international community sat up and took notice."

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