Dow Chemicals opposes higher compensation
New Delhi: Dow Chemicals, which owns Union
Carbide since 2001, has opposed in the Supreme Court the
petition filed by the Centre for enhancement of compensation
from Rs 750 crore to Rs 7,700 crore for the victims of 1984
Bhopal gas tragedy, the world’s worst industrial disaster.
In an affidavit, Dow Chemicals has said it will not pay
more compensation for Bhopal victims as the settlement reached
in 1989 for USD 470 million was more than adequate and fair.
The company further said the Union Carbide Corporation
had no involvement in the Bhopal plant operations as the plant
was managed by Indians in India.
Dow Chemicals also pointed out that the amount paid as
compensation was three times more than envisaged under Indian
laws, which was not challenged for two decades.
The affidavit was filed in response to the notice issued
by the apex court on February 28 this year when it decided to
revisit its 21-year-old judgment that allowed Union Carbide
Corporation (UCC) to escape by paying a mere Rs 750-crore
compensation to hundreds of victims.
The curative petitions filed by the Centre had questioned
The government has sought a compensation of Rs 7,700
crore, saying the damages decided in 1989 were on the basis of
the assessment at that time that there were 3,000 deaths,
20,000 people with serious injuries and 50,000 with minor
ones. It said the death figure now stood at 5,295, with 35,000
people suffering from serious injuries and 5.27 lakh from
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Modi speaks at Golden Jubilee celebrations of poet Dinkar’s works
- Vadodara: Policemen seen dancing with bar girls
- Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda and others get bail
- DNA: IAF Mirage 2000 fighter plane lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
- Zee Media Exclusive: Kangana, Madhavan talk about their film 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
- One year of Modi govt: Arun Jaitley addresses press conference
- DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- ISIS executes Syrian fighter using anti-tank rocket launcher
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with Congress leader Kamal Nath
- Columbia student takes rape-protest mattress to graduation
- Mumbai: One injured in shootout at Film City
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- Delhi: Car catches fire after crash, one dead
- Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, meets Governor: As it happened
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2: CSK vs RCB - As it happened...
- India to soon have its own space shuttle!
- Kejriwal slams notification on LG's powers, says Modi running Delhi govt through back door
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns movie review: Brilliant execution, superb performance!
- Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp
- Wbbse.org 10th Madhyamik Pariksha Results 2015: West Bengal Board (wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th, WB MP Results 2015 to be announced today shortly
- Businessman shot next to Amitabh Bachchan's shooting location in Mumbai Film City
- Rahul Gandhi to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue
- PM Narendra Modi graces Digvijay Singh's son wedding reception
- West Bengal Board (wbbse.org & wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th Madhyamik Pariksha (MP) Results 2015 to be announced today at 10 AM
- Rajasthan Board RBSE 12th Inter Results 2015: BSER Ajmer (rajeduboard.nic.in & rajresults.nic.in) Senior Secondary Class 12th Science & Commerce Exam Results 2015 to be declared today at 2 PM
- RBSE 12th Results 2015 (rajeduboard.nic.in & rajresults.nic.in): Rajasthan Board BSER Ajmer Senior Secondary Class 12th XII Intermediate Science & Commerce Exam Results 2015 to be declared today on May 22
- After land bill, net neutrality, Rahul Gandhi to fight for ex-servicemen now
- SC asks Haryana Police to quickly finish AIPMT paper leak probe