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Bhopal Rally in Indian Consulate
Date Wednesday August 14
Time 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location Details
Indian Consulate, San Francisco 540 Arguello Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94118. Directions: http://www.indianconsulate-sfbay.org/contact/directions.html
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorPrashant Jawalikar
Freedom from Injustice! Freedom from Toxic Terror!! Freedom from Corporate Greed!!! ****************************** Friends of Bhopal, SF Bay Area ------------------------------ For Immediate Release August 9, 2002 Friends of Bhopal rally at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco to demand justice for the victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, on the eve of the Indian Independence day. What: ----- On December 2, 1984, deadly gases at a Union Carbide (now owned by Dow Chemical) plant in Bhopal, India, leaked, killing 8,000 people in three days. Over 20,000 have died since and one person a day continues to die even today. Over 100,000 people still suffer from the injuries caused by inhaling the toxic gases. The survivors have received an average of $500 as compensation. Meanwhile, toxic chemicals left recklessly behind by Union Carbide (now Dow Chemicals) have poisoned the drinking water of these communities. Who: ---- Friends of Bhopal and allies will gather outside the consulate for a peaceful protest to highlight the demands of the people of Bhopal and deliver a petition to the consul for Political & Commerce, Mr. Akhilesh Mishra Where: ------ Indian Consulate, San Francisco 540 Arguello Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94118. Directions: ----------- http://www.indianconsulate-sfbay.org/contact/directions.html When: ----- August 14, 2002 9:00 AM Why: ---- The three demands of the protests are: 1.The Government of India withdraw its application for dilution of charges and take immediate steps to extradite Warren Anderson. 2.The Government of India act rapidly to hold Dow Chemicals, Carbides new owner, responsible for the pending medical and environmental rehabilitation liabilities in Bhopal. 3.Dow Chemicals take full responsibility for Union Carbide's liabilities in Bhopal The protesters will also express solidarity with Diane Wilson who is on a hunger strike for the last 22 days in front of DOW Chemical facility in Seadrift Texas to demand justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas disaster. For more information, please visit: ----------------------------------- * www.bhopal.net , http://www.geocities.com/isavida * Invitation from Diane Wilson, who is fasting for the last 22days in solidarity with the people of Bhopal: http://www.geocities.com/isavida/Diane-Invitation-Revised.pdf * Rediff Article about the issue: http://www.rediff.com/us/2002/jul/26us.htm About us: --------- Friends of Bhopal is a groups of NRI students and professionals, mostly of Indian Origin, who support the struggle of the people of Bhopal against the injustice done to them by DOW Chemicals and Government of India. More information at www.bhopal.net Contacts: --------- Prashant Jawalikar (510-825-2315) Mathirajan Manoharan (408-390-2056) Email: pjawalikar@yahoo.com
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