Bhopal gas survivors condemn Dow and State misuse of welfare funds

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Bhopal Dow2-3 December 2018 marks the 34th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster in India.  A pesticide factory owned by US multinational corporation Union Carbide (taken over by Dow Chemical, now DowDuPont) exploded at night, fatally gassing many thousands of people, their cows and other animals, and exposing half a million people to the poison.  It has been described as the world’s worst industrial disaster.  It happened in 1984, the year that WinVisible started.  As we have always supported Bhopali women’s struggle for justice, compensation, clean-up of the factory site and clean water, they have a special place in our hearts.

In particular, we have been in touch with the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh (Bhopal gas survivors women stationery workers’ union, Muslim and Hindu women together).  We supported their successful campaign for equal pay for disabled women placed in government employment (making stationery) as part of…

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