Bhopal: An NGO working for the Bhopal
Gas Tragedy survivors today said that the blame-game over the
disaster of 1984 should stop and Centre and state governments
file a curative petition in the Apex Court to ensure that
victims get justice.
"We want that the Centre and state government should
immediately explore ways and file a curative petition in the
Supreme Court and ensure that the convicts of Bhopal Gas
Tragedy are re-tried speedily under section 304 II and
punished with a long sentence," Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila
Udyog Sangathan convenor Abdul Jabbar told reporters here.
He said that the Law Minister M Veerappa Moily`s
emotionally charged statement dubbing the verdict in the
Bhopal Tragedy Case as "justice buried" won`t do any good for
the victims of the tragedy.
Also his statement blaming the then Chief Justice of
India A M Ahmadi for diluting the charges to section 304 (A)
(causing death due to negligence from section 304 II (Culpable
homicide not amounting to murder) won`t help the survivors of
the tragedy, Jabbar said.
He said that the BJP state government should stop blaming
Congress for the light punishment of two years awarded to the
then seven officials of Union Carbide of India Limited and
escape of Warren Anderson, the then Chairman of Union Carbide
"The condition of the hospitals being run by the state
government is in a bad shape. Rather than helping victims of
the tragedy, the state government was politicking over the
issue," Jabbar said.
The centre and state should immediately file a curative
petition in the Apex Court to see that justice was delivered
to the gas victims.