Bhopal tragedy: Left’s 15-day protest from Monday

Demanding justice for the victims of Bhopal Gas tragedy, Left parties will launch a fortnight protest across the state from tomorrow.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2010, 17:58 PM IST

Bhopal: Demanding justice for the victims
of Bhopal Gas tragedy, Left parties will launch a fortnight
protest across the state from tomorrow.

"We are going to organise rallies, hold protests
across the 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 that 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 that 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