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May 15, 2003
Bhopal Survivors Confront Dow
Almost 19 years after the Bhopal gas disaster in India, survivors still seek Justice. Recently they confronted the CEO of Dow Chemical at a shareholders’ meeting.
Rashida Bee and Champi Devi Shukla, have come a long way from their home in Bhopal, India to attend Dow Chemical Corporation’s annual shareholder meeting. But that’s nothing compared to their ordeal over the last 19 years. Survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster, the two women are in the US to confront Carbide’s new owner, Dow Chemical, and demand justice. Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike Bee and Shukla showed up at Dow’s May 8th Annual General Meeting in Midland, Michigan. But, instead of offers for relief and rehabilitation, they say that Dow executives openly lied to shareholders about the company’s legal liabilities in Bhopal.
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