MP CM wants PM to pursue Anderson extradition issue with Obama
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of extradition of former Union Carbide chief and Bhopal Gas Tragedy accused Warren Anderson, with US President Barack Obama during his India visit.
In a letter to the Prime Minister yesterday, the CM said,
"Anderson continues to elude law and he could not be produced
in court to face criminal charges because the government of
the day had chosen to provide him the safe passage."
"Justice has therefore been denied since 1984 to thousands
of victims of the world`s worst industrial disaster," he said.
Chouhan also said that Obama`s visit to India presents an
apt opportunity to convey the sentiments of the people in the
state, especially those of the victims, and to take up the
extradition issue in the right earnest.
"The demands of justice must prevail over all other
considerations," the Chief Minister said.
He also sought Prime Minister`s personal intervention in
this matter of "immense public importance" and urged him to
fulfil the hopes of people in Madhya Pradesh.
The disaster caused after leakage of the lethal methyl
isocyanate from the Carbide factory here on the intervening
night of December 2-3, 1984 had killed over 15,000 people and
maimed several others.
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