Jabalpur: Twenty five years after Bhopal gas
tragedy that claimed thousands of lives and left hundreds
maimed, Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday allowed state
government to open the defunct Union Carbide Factory for
public next month.
A division bench of MP High Court comprising Justice Arun
Mishra and K S Chouhan permitted the state government to open
the Union Carbide factory at Bhopal under tight security and
surveillance for condolence meetings and public view on the
occasion of the 25th anniversary of gas tragedy after the
state advocate general R D Jain moved a petition.
The state government had moved the petition following
the restriction imposed on opening the factory by the High
Court which is hearing a PIL seeking safe disposal of huge
dumps of toxic waste lying in the factory causing pollution in
the vicinity of the defunct unit.
The state government has demanded opening of the factory
for a prayer meeting and public view on December 2 and 3 on
25th anniversary of world`s worst industrial disaster took
place in 1984.
High Court has given us permission to open the Union
Carbide factory, State Urban Administration and Development
and Bhopal Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Babulal
Gaur told PTI.