Worse, it remained just a story of poor people, and the focus of the survivors and the activists have been mainly on the compensation. Issues such as health, justice, environment, and safety standards had never been raised. #BhopalGasTragedy h
This tragedy took place in the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the populous city of Bhopal on the intervening night of Dec 2-3, 1984. 40 tons of deadly Methyl Iso-Cyanate (MIC) leaked due to a faulty valve exposing almost a million people to the toxic gases. #BhopalGasTragedy h
It claimed 25,000 lives - nearly 3,500 died immediately, left thousands disabled. The children are born with birth effects suffering from several physical disabilities. They either succumbed to their injuries or are still fighting for survival. #BhopalGasTragedy h
In around an hour the poisonous gas spread all over and stayed closer to the ground. People woke up with suffocation. Colossal panic erupted, leading to a stampede. By early morning, more than a 1000 people lay dead. Bhopal turned into a graveyard. #BhopalGasTragedy h
A staunch loyalist of the Gandhi family, Arjun Singh may not have been frank in naming PVN Rao in his biography. As the declassified CIA documents prove that it was Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who facilitated Anderson's bail and escape from India. #BhopalGasTragedy h
Adil Shahryar was sentenced to 35Yrs prison in the USA. Yunus kept the Netaji Files as blackmail leverage later and allegedly threatened Rajiv to expose Nehru if he didn't help. Rajiv traveled to the US. President Reagan commuted Adil's sentence on the same day. #BhopalGasTragedy h
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