Is wait for justice in Bhopal Gas Tragedy over?

In Health, India on June 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

World’s worst industrial disaster (leakage of poisonous & deadly Methyl Isocyanate gas from Union Carbide factory) on the night of 2/3 December 1984 at Bhopal claimed more than 15000 lives.

We have taken almost 26 years to convict the eight accused persons. They have been held guilty of causing death by negligence, culpable homicide not amounting to murder and gross negligence by a local court of Bhopal today.They have been awarded a punishment of two years in jail !

What next? Is the wait over? No. The guilty can and will challenge the verdict in next higher court & continue till Supreme Court. An option of mercy petition to the President is also available after that. 26 years have gone ; how many years more it will take to hand over actual punishment to the guilty is anybody’s guess !

It is good to have a fail proof judicial system but not at the cost of timely justice because justice delayed is justice denied.

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