Adelegation of gas victims ties Rakhi to Chauhan and asked him to intervene so that they can get the curative petition pending with the SC corrected

OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL

A delegation of gas victims on Saturday

urged chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to get the curative petition pending with the Supreme Court corrected.

The gas victims, who visited the CM house to tie Rakhi to the chief minister, requested him to intervene in the matter and get the faulty curative petition pending with the Supreme Court corrected, so that they may get justices after 26.

The delegation demanded from the chief minister that the government should ask the Union Carbide and its current owner Dow Chemical to pay Rs 37,000 crore for deaths and personal injuries in place of Rs 3,000 to Rs 6000 crore. If timely correction was not done, the gas victims would be deprived of justice, the delegation added.

A senior functionary of Bhopal Group for Information and Action Rachna Dhingra, told Free Press, ” The governments curative petition has mentioned a figure of 5,295 deaths caused by the disaster which happens to be one fourth of the figures of death reported by the Indian Council of Medical Research, ( ICMR), in its epidemiological report published in 2004. Likewise, the governments report presents the ridiculously low figure of 42 persons with injuries of utmost severities whereas as per the ICMR report this number is 33,781″. She further said, ” There are numerous and severe lacunae in the curative petition.

Therefore, the current form of the curative petition would only serve to misinform the Supreme Court regarding the extent of damage caused by the corporation and it would thus be an obstruction to the delivery of justice to the Bhopal victims”. A delegation of gas victims ties Rakhi to Chauhan and asked him to intervene so that they can get the curative petition pending with the SC corrected CM ASSURES PROMPT INITIATIVE D hingra said, ” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has assured us to take prompt initiatives in this regard for the justice to gas victims”.

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