ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Undoing the Supreme Follies: The Receding Prospects of Justice for Bhopal

Justice is at a dead end for the victims of Bhopal's chemical holocaust. The new political common sense is that this is the outcome of an intrusion by the judiciary into areas it had no business entering, and a concurrent abdication of responsibility by the executive and legislature. The government has taken the onus of tidying up the mess, but this job is unlikely to be easy, given that it needs the judicial imprimatur at every step. If it plays true to form, the judiciary is likely to be more concerned with defending its dubious track record than with upholding the cause of justice.

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