Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year.
Opposing Dow Chemicals` sponsorship of London Olympics, NGOs representing survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy will now organise "Bhopal Special Olympics" on July 26, a day ahead of the formal opening of the quadrennial mega-event.
The London Assembly on Wednesday piled up pressure on the International Olympic Committee asking for a rethink on its relationship with the Dow chemical company as the sponsor of the games, in light of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
Under tremendous pressure from India to drop Dow Chemicals as London Olympics sponsors, organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe today said they are ready to meet the activists protesting against the company because of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
Clarifying that the government has not asked athletes to boycott the London Olympics over the Dow Chemicals sponsorship, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said that the matter has been pursued at a diplomatic level with the host nation.
The International Olympic Council (IOC) again rejected demands from the Indian government that the company be dropped as sponsor of the London Games because of its links to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
The athletes will play a vital role in deciding whether India will boycott the London Olympic Games if the IOC refuses to drop Dow Chemicals as a sponsor of the event, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said.
India should not boycott the London Olympics on Dow Chemicals issue as doing that would be a "tragedy" to the athletes of the country who have been preparing for the Games, IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh said on Friday.
Two organisations that have been fighting for justice for Bhopal gas victims demanded that the International Olympic Committee terminate the "untenable" partnership with Dow Chemicals for the 2012 London Olympics.
Pointing out that sponsorship decisions were taken by the International Olympic Committee and the London Organising Committee and not by the government, the UK said Dow Chemicals neither owned nor operated the plant at the time of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy.
Two groups fighting for justice to the Bhopal gas tragedy victims Wednesday urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee to reconsider Dow Chemicals` sponsorship of the mega sporting event.
In protest of London Olympics Organising Committee’s denial to withdraw Dow Chemicals’ partnership, India is considering boycotting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Games, according to media reports on Wednesday.