MP High Court allows to open Union Carbide factory
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 00:07
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.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 00:07

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