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Bhopal update - 08-03-11

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 395929
Date 2011-08-03 17:34:37
Scot, Tomm,

Daily Pioneer reported the Bhopal District and Sessions court issued
notices to the CBI and the eight former UCIL officials who were convicted
in 2010 on criminal charges in the Bhopal gas accident. The notices were
about the MP State's request to revise the sentences imposed on the men
for stricter punishment. The State had also filed an appeal in the case.
The next hearing on the sentence revision is set for August 20, while the
appeal has been placed on hold.

Coincidentally, the Indian journal Economic & Political Weekly published
in its July 30 issue a 2+ page defense of the Supreme Court's rejecting
the criminal case curative petition (aka Bhopal Criminal Curative). The
writer is SC advocate Raghav Shankar. He argued the curative petition was
the wrong legal vehicle for the CBI's effort and criticism of the SC
decision "is based on an inadequate understanding" of India's judicial
process. Shankar pointed out the MP Sessions court can indeed reframe the
charge if there is "new evidence...that speaks directly to the knowledge
of [Keshub] Mahindra and others" about the potential for harm due to
management decisions. However, he concluded "justice would probably be
best served" if the CBI withdrew its revision petition and pursued the
appeal for enhanced punishment. The CBI has said the sentence should have
been "two years [imprisonment] per wrongful death caused, with sentences
running consecutively." This would have resulted in sentences of up to
10,000 years.

Full text should be available here in pdf format:

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Indian environmental magazine Down To Earth published a report on the
chemical waste disposal issue, but only through about July 15. The article
quoted both Satinath Sarangi and Rachna Dhingra, although neither referred
to the activist-preferred remedy of Dow shipping the material out of the
country for disposal. Sarangi criticized government agencies for not
obtaining proper clearances for the process and Dhingra repeated her
question about "the other 27,000 tonnes of waste lying outside the factory
that is contaminating the groundwater and the air."

Business Standard published a staff-generated report on the GoI
expenditures requests that PTI reported on Tuesday. The Bhopal
compensation reference is brief.

Not available online, the article appeared on p4 of the epaper edition.

From activist resources:

Colin Toogood posted on Twitter and Facebook a link to a Natural News
article on a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that proprietors of organic
farms may sue neighboring non-organic operations for "trespass" of
drifting agricultural chemicals.

Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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