What exactly happened in Bhopal gas tragedy?
In December 1984 Bhopal was the site of the worst industrial accident in history, when about 45 tons of the dangerous gas methyl isocyanate escaped from an insecticide plant that was owned by the Indian subsidiary of the American firm Union Carbide Corporation.
What is special in Bhopal?
The city is a paradise for shopaholics with delicate Zardozi sarees, exquisite Mulberry silk, handlooms and well-crafted souvenirs to offer. You can get some of the finest Tussar Silk in the local markets of Bhopal. The Mandana and Pithora paintings are a delight for the art enthusiasts.
When was the first lawsuit filed against Bhopal?
The toxic plume had barely cleared when, on December 7, the first multi-billion dollar lawsuit was filed by an American attorney in a U.S. court. This was the beginning of years of legal machinations in which the ethical implications of the tragedy and its affect on Bhopal’s people were largely ignored.
Are there any lawsuits against Union Carbide for Bhopal?
Attempts to hold Union Carbide legally accountable for the Bhopal disaster is long and complex. Lawsuits were filed in the U.S. as early as 1985, but they were dismissed in favor of litigating the case in Indian courts (see Compensation and the Injustice of the 1989 Settlement ).
When was the night of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?
The night of 2-3 December 1984, was the most unfortunate night for the Bhopal, in fact not only for Bhopal but for the whole world. Thousands of people lost their lives that night and many are suffering the consequences of the tragedy even now.
What was the company involved in the Bhopal disaster?
The company involved in what became the worst industrial accident in history immediately tried to dissociate itself from legal responsibility. Eventually it reached a settlement with the Indian Government through mediation of that country’s Supreme Court and accepted moral responsibility.