Bhopal Gas Tragedy: SC Rejects Center’s Call for More Compensation for Victims by Union Carbide Corporation | News from India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday he rejected the Curative Center’s appeal for more compensation for victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy by a company based in the United States Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), now owned by Dow Chemicals. Over 3,000 people lost their lives in the tragedy, which also caused extensive environmental damage.
A five-judge constitutional panel headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul delivers the verdict. The panel, which also included Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Abhay S Oka, Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JK Maheshwar, had reserved their verdict on the Center’s curative request on 12 January.
On Jan. 12, UCC’s successor companies told the Supreme Court that the depreciation of the rupee since 1989, when an agreement was reached between the company and the Center, cannot be a reason to now seek “top-up” compensation for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
-With agency entrances


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