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If You Ever Needed Proof That Politicians Have NO Shame.

In Crime, India, Politics on June 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Politicizing the plight of millions of victims in Bhopal is chilling and just plain disgusting. On both sides.

They (the politicians). Just. Don’t. Get. It. Do they?

“Memories of that scene still make me angry,” Pilot Who Flew Warren Anderson Out Of Bhopal.

In Crime, India on June 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm

26 years later we learn the Government of India and the State of Madhya Pradesh were actively involved in ensuring the victims of Bhopal would never get justice…and that betrayal began barely four days after the disaster took place. 

One of the two pilots, Captain D.C. Sondhi, told The Telegraph the police officers repeatedly offered to carry the American’s [Warren Anderson, Chairman of Union Carbide at the time] hand luggage as they escorted him to the plane at Bhopal airport. “Memories of that scene still make me angry,” said Sondhi, 72. “Here was a man responsible for the death of thousands, and our government officials were saluting him! He added: “The buzz among bureaucrats was that US President Ronald Reagan had spoken to someone important in India to get Anderson out quickly.” (Read full post at Telegraph India)



Bhopal ‘Verdict’ Day 3 – Government’s Turn To Make A Joke Of Victims.

In Crime, Human Rights, India on June 9, 2010 at 8:11 am

The Government has reconstituted a GoM (Group Of Ministers) to look into rehabilitation and other issues surrounding the Bhopal gas tragedy. Well, that should resolve things now that not one, but a whole ‘group of ministers’ is involved.

Let’s take a step back in time to 2007 shall we? Read the full post (excerpt below) –  Same government and the same names of ministers involved. Two years later it sounds like the same BS with a different spin.

(Read full 2007 Frontline post) In June, activists working among the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster obtained certain documents from the Prime Minister’s Office under the Right to Information Act. These documents suggest how keen the government is to relieve the Dow Chemical Company of any liability for the disaster and its toxic legacy.

India’s Shame – Honor Killings Part II

In Crime, India on June 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

A brother hacked his sister to death in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. Part 1 is here.

Because life, love, freedom and family are meaningless in the face of ‘honor.’

2008 Pic from Women's News Network: Police look at the bodies of Sunita Devi (bottom L), 21, and her partner Jasbir Singh, 22, after they were killed by villagers in an “honour killing” in Ballah village in the northern Indian state of Haryana

Men Of God Behaving Badly – Part VI

In Crime, Faith & Religion, India on May 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

In this edition, it’s a Polish Roman Catholic priest abusing young boys in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

State prosecutors have accused Marcin Michael Strachanowski of handcuffing the 16-year-old former altar boy to a bed three years ago in the parish house where the priest lived and threatening to kill the youth if he spoke of the abuse. (HuffPo)

Previous chronicles of abuse of innocents by ‘religious’ leaders is here.  The international exposure and pressure needs to continue till every last one of the abusers is flushed out.