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Bhopal update 12-02-11 Media 2

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 412522
Date 2011-12-03 00:38:10
Scot, Tomm,

The Hindu reported on the letter to LOCOG signed by MPs, "celebrities" and
others. Prof. Noam Chomsky is quoted in this item, describing the Bhopal
gas victims as having "every right to expect us to join them in their
courageous efforts" at enforcing accountability for "one of the worst
corporate crimes in history, and to gain some compensation for their
suffering." Gardiner and Livingstone are also quoted on the rationale for
asking LOCOG to reconsider Dow's sponsorship.

The Hindu's Business Line expanded on the reporting on the above-mentioned
letter, quoting Ken Livingstone, apparently from today's press conference
in London:

"We will certainly be looking at the possibility of a legal challenge. If
we can't afford a wrap for the stadium I'd rather not have one than have
one contaminated by the death of 25,000 people."

Coe's statement of confidence in Dow not having liabilities for the Bhopal
gas leak, and a brief rendition of the history of the stadium wrap
conclude the article.

Daily Mail posted a series of photos from the day's protests in Bhopal,
showing the Coe, Malhotra and stadium effigies prior to and while being
burned; an official photo of Coe; and images of the protesters.

Indian media have reported further on the rail roko event planned for

- The Hindu reported Rachna Dhingra said the NGOs have been talking
with the government for six months about changing the data used in the
curative petition on compensation. The groups intend to keep the trains
stopped until the GoI capitulates to their demand.

- Daily Pioneer reported details of locations where the blockades
are likely to occur. Law enforcement is to be deployed. Activist
Balkrishna Namdeo said the protests are to be non-violent, but they are
willing to be arrested.

Daily Pioneer reported BJP state president and MP Prabhat Jha claimed
solidarity with the gas NGOs and said the government should do more for

Indian media also reported on other stories related to the anniversary
protests: the ICJB press statements and the effigy burnings. Daily Pioneer
reported Navin Shah said now he has begun a petition asking "people from
India and UK to create pressure on LOCOG to reconsider its position."

The UK's Guardian environment blog reported on the PAN People's Tribunal
"trial of pesticide companies" that begins in Bangalore on Saturday. The
blog post focuses on bee colony collapse syndrome that is blamed on
neonicotiniod pesticides.

The Friday Indian print editions included two items on Daily News &
Analysis' Bhopal page in the Indore edition. One reported on the Chingari
Trust children's rally held on Dec. 1 to commemorate the Bhopal accident
anniversary, the other reported the ICMR's call for research proposals to
study the long term effects of MIC exposure in the gas tragedy victims has
only received two responses, so the submission deadline has been extended
to Dec. 31.

- Two Hindustan Times editions - New Delhi and Chandigarh - included
the article "British MPs want Dow ousted." Both were in the sports
sections off to the right side of the page - one at the top and the other
across the fold.

Also, Sports Illustrated columnist Brian Cazeneuve updated and corrected
Thursday's post about the London Olympics and Dow's sponsorship.

Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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