Even with the injustices of Bhopal right in front of their eyes, the government seems to be merely considering cosmetic changes to the nuclear liability bill, that mean nothing.
The proposed bill appeases foreign corporations by allowing them to get away by paying a meagre compensatory amount in case of a nuclear accident in the country. The Bhopal judgment highlights the manner in which an American corporation has been so easily let off after causing the deaths of over 25,000 people and affecting thousands more.
We cannot let another Bhopal happen! Over 1.8 lakh people have already signed the petition asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop the bill in its current form. More signatures will add strength to the opposition to this bill.
Watch this video and then sign the petition to help add more pressure on the PM..
Amazing! 187,759 petitions were delivered to the Parliamentary Standing Committee looking at the nuclear liability bill and they have now called for a public consultation.
Now that they are listening to us, we need to tell them what we think about this bill. We have less than two weeks to change the nuclear liability bill and prevent another Bhopal.
To help get opinions from all over the country in this short time we are organising parallel public consultations in different parts of the country. The results will be submitted the Standing Committee. Your support will go a long way in making this a success.
Can you make a donation to help pull off this effort in two weeks?
The Standing Committee placed an advertisement in leading national newspapers asking people to send them their opinions on the nuclear liability bill. However the time frame for this consultation has been restricted to 15 days from the day the ad was published (24th June, 2010).
Our efforts to hold parallel consultations are not supported by the government. The idea is to get as many voices as possible to convince the committee to change the bill.
In its current form the nuclear liability bill lets foreign corporations get away by paying a meagre compensation for any nuclear accidents they cause in India. The Indian taxpayers will have to the pay an enormous amount to clear up their mess.