ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Coherent Picture, at Last

Coherent Picture, at Last Every new report on Bhopal continues to add to the devastating picture of the aftermath of the December 1984 disaster. So stark and so ghastly is the scenario now that it leaves one bereft of words and with only an impotent anger. How is it possible that a disaster of such proportions, the inarguable collective negligence of so many agencies, has become more or less a marginal issue for so many, not least of course for the government and political parties of all shades. If proof were needed of the distance that the medical establishment and the government have travelled from the people, we have it in their statements, in the elaborate defence of their inaction, in the justifications advanced for their callousness and in the blatant cover-ups they have attempted as recorded in the final report of the minority members of the Supreme Court Committee for Bhopal Gas Victims. So much so that there is every chance that the establishment will endeavour to have the two reports of the minority members jettisoned

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