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Bhopal Gas Tragedy

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According to many, Bhopal is the site of the greatest industrial disaster in history. The Disaster at Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) plant on early morning of 3 rd
Dec’1984, released 40 tons of poisonous methyl isocyanate 1
gas from its pesticide plantin Bhopal. The aftermath of the disaster left 15,000 dead, numerous ill, with a pollutedenvironment that is yet to recover. Even after two decades, telltale signs of the disaster were evident. The victims of the disaster were yet to receive their compensationpackage and medical help from the company.This was an industrial disaster with a complexity of violations of civil, political, economicand social rights carried over a period of twenty years which necessarily demanded ahumanitarian approach and called for corporate social responsibility (CSR) 2

.-------------------------------------------------------------- The Bhopal gas tragedy on the night of 3 December, 1984, killed 15,274 people. But those who were yet to be born, were left with a life worse than death. No compensation yet:

On the night of December 3, 1984, three uniformed men stood tall to ensure that the maximum people could be saved from the world's worst industrial disaster. The poisonous methyl isocyanate gas left them with nausea, suffocation and red, watering eyes. But they had not a thought to spare for themselves - or their families back home. All three survived - but their health complications continue. And to add insult to injury, none of them were given any compensation, let alone recognition. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bhopal gas tragedy: 8 found guilty, get bail

The seven Indian Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) officials convicted in the 26-year-old Bhopal gas tragedy case have been granted bail and released on submission of a surety of Rs 25,000 by a trial court in Bhopal, according to a Times Now report.

Earlier on Monday, eight accused, one of whom is...