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The govt has not been able get justice for Bhopal Gas victims.The CBI too fooled the nation by not properly registering the case. Is Indian govt weak enough as not to ask extredition of Americans? Why can not the Indian govt amend laws and bring justice and compensation for victims? Should Indian govt officials should be booked for man slaughter as they did everything possible to let go criminals scot free?
Does Indian govt fears Americans? Will Americans allow such an affair on their soil and let the culprits go free?

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Asked by prabhat kumar kumar, 07 Jun '10 11:06 pm
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When ya have a population of billions the value of human LIFE is zilch. Thats why we see never ending cycles of lives being lost not just in such accidents but even in daily simple issues like traffic accidents. Yup Indians may feel aghast that an MNC company has got away with murder but then the important issue is not that its an MNC or that such huge lives have been lost. The important fact is that security and value of LIFE is non existent in a county called India. Even a basic thing like driving a vehicle safely and securley is like anthema to Indians. They just dont wanna observe rules and just wanna pass the buck elsewhere. Till Indians change their mentality and value human LIFE and instill, inculcate and imbibe security in all aspects of LIFE till then things will never change. Oh BTW the Bhopal tragedy must have had a body count of 15,000. Just watch and this monsoon will take equal number of lives. Add up the deaths due to road accidents that will happen in 2010. Not to forg ...more
Answered by Saj Sierra, 08 Jun '10 11:32 am

 
  
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The anguish of Indians is but natural, but if we are grumbling over the Quantum of Punishment awarded to the 8 accused, then our complaints are misplaced for the reason, the verdict was a foregone conclusion since 1996 when Supreme Court changed the chargesheet from Section 304 (II) (10 years punishment) to section 304 A which carries a maximum punishment of 2 years only which the Magistrate has awarded to the Maximum. The main frustration for me is the exclusion of Warren Anderson allowing him to go Scot Free. It was elements in MEA which manipulated the CBI to give safe passage to Anderson by diluting the case in his favour. There is no use blaming the Magistrate. Go after the then Investigating Officer who as everywhere was responsible to kill the evidence to such extent that no case was possible against Anderson.
Answered by subhash tiwari, 08 Jun '10 11:24 pm

 
  
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Ofcourse Indian govt. fears Americans. Indian govt. is the most pathetic & useless govt. in the whole world who knows only to give speech in front media and nothing else......Almost 26 years after the world's worst industrial disaster killed over 15,000 people in Bhopal, a local court on Monday convicted eight former Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) officials in the Bhopal Gas tragedy case and awarded them a maximum of two years imprisonment. It is a shame to award two years imprisonment to those eight accused. I do not know on what basis the Magistrate of Bhopal court awarded two years imprisonment to those accused? To get this judgment, we had to go through huge cost, time and resources for more than two decades in the lowest court. This is a disgrace to judiciary and prosecution in the 21st century. However, there was no no word on Warren Anderson, the then chairman of Union Carbide Corporation of the US, who was declared an absconder after he did not subject himself to trial in t ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 08 Jun '10 10:40 am

 
  
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I was to ask the same question, yes it is a great pity indeed after 26 years of waiting , the justice has been denayed to the people. It is some what lenient justice given by the High Court. I always use to say or think Justice is delayed is justice denayed. It is happening in this case as well as in other cases also. It is a great pity indeed that Indian government is too lethargetic or they do not want to give anything for the people. it is just talk and nothing else. It is out of fear or any other reason no one knows but on the whole the justice has been denayed to the people of the victims of Bhopal Gas tragedy. Government, CBI and other related people are to be blamed for this debacle. As once a great leader has given the slogan, Government is for the people, by the people to the people, but our Government think otherwise. This Government of ours is only for the Rich people and you cannot expect anything from them. It is not only this Bhopal Tragedy but other case also. This Go ...more
Answered by Gopal, 08 Jun '10 11:27 am

 
  
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Yes indian govt is weak and very inefficient enough as not to ask extredition of Americans ....
the Indian govt cannot amend laws and bring justice and compensation for victims becos.....Indian Democracy is still not Of the people, By the people, For the people, Its changed to Off the people, Buy the people, Far the people ".
yes indian govt oficials should be booked for man slaughter as they did everything possible to let go criminals scot free
indain govt got such a large amt of money frm american govt ,,470 million $ ...indian govt doesnt dear american govt or americans but they kept quiet aft geting the money ..
americans will never allow such an affair on their soil and let the culprits go...

On December 3, 1984, the extremely toxic methyl isocyanate started leaking from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Close to 800,000 people were exposed to the deadly gas with Union Carbide saying that 3,800 people died and thousands other becam ...more
Answered by parul advani, 08 Jun '10 07:27 pm

 
  
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We are living in a state where justice in not assured. It is said --justice delayed ,justice is refused. Government is too weak to take strong measures for the criminals who have engaged themselves in such a pathetic,shocking,everlasting effects on victims. No punishment or compensation is justified the massacre of the human race.
Answered by sisir majumder, 08 Jun '10 12:31 pm

 
  
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India is ruled by multi-nationals.
Answered by samson aseervatham, 18 Jul '10 04:49 pm

 
  
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So many govts
so many years
Answered by anil garg, 09 Jul '10 12:57 am

 
  
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Today, when we look at this scenario, the entire episode, sordid as it is beyond words, appears dismal and sickening . The Indian govt., it is obvious , is in no state to pursue this daylight murder by an American MNC to its logical conclusion even when the evidence is crystal-clear and damning enough to condemn Warren Anderson and his cohorts. Our own govt. and bureaucrats, as it now becomes clear every hour, have had no less a role to play in this tragic saga. While it may be that our govt may develop cold feet and fail to bring to justice the criminals responsible for the deaths of our countless Bhopal brothers and sisters, it is equally true that we, as self -respecting and sensitive citizens of a sovereign state, have plenty of options open before us. To begin with, let us all start by boycotting all American soft drinks and junk foods sold by Mcdonalds, KFC, and such poison like Pepsi, Coca cola, and other US products. Hit the Americans where it hurts them the most. Boycott e ...more
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 10 Jun '10 08:16 pm

 
  
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Indian govt doesn't fear Americans but is just a big time keep to whichever party wields MONEY POWER and / or INFLUENCE POWER. Look at the VVIP treatment criminals like Yaseen Malik and Geelani r getting in India. They even get commandos to protect them. Yet look at the amount of people that were slain- especially civilians- due to the separatist nonsensical agenda of ppl like Malik and Geelani. Yet both of them have influence power so govt of India goes after them.

Same w/ Bhopal. In the eyes of the Indian Govt, it was weighing out the interests of a group of people who r too poor 2 pay tax, and another group of people- who bring in the chunky FDI. When both the interests clashed, India meekly chose to follow the latter.

Govt of India gives justice to the richer party. This is what is meant by MONEY POWER.
Answered by A Moin, 09 Jun '10 08:25 pm

 
  
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