Bhopal gas tragedy: Left parties’ protest from Monday

Left parties Sunday announced to launch a fortnight protest across the state from Monday demanding justice for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2010, 18:34 PM IST

Bhopal: Left parties Sunday announced to
launch a fortnight protest across the state from Monday demanding justice for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy.

"We are going to organise rallies, hold protests across
Madhya Pradesh from tomorrow for a fortnight to demand justice
for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims," Communist Party of India
(Marxist) state secretary Badal Saroj, along with CPI leaders,
told reporters here.

The Left parties` demands include re-trial of the accused
in gas tragedy under tough Sections of IPC, in six
months, Saroj said.

For this, he said the Supreme Court, which had diluted
the charges against the accused (now convicts) to Section 304
(A) (causing death due to negligence) from 304 II (culpable
homicide not amounting to murder), should evolve a judicial
mechanism.

"We want the apex court should scrap the verdict of the
trial court on June 7 convicting the seven accused to two
years punishment and re-try them under section 304 II," Saroj
said.

The Left parties want that people who helped Warren
Anderson, the then chairman of Union Carbide Corporation (US),
to escape trial, should be prosecuted, the CPI(M) state
secretary said.

PTI