Life is cheap in India.
Real cheap. Particularly, the lives of the poor and helpless.
Some 15,000-20,000 people died and another 200,000-600,000 were injured in the worst industrial disaster in India triggered by the carelessness of Union Carbide (now part of Dow Chemicals) when deadly methyl isocyanate gas escaped from the company’s plant and wafted over poor neighborhoods in the central Indian city of Bhopal on December 2-3, 1984.
And what did the survivors and victims of the tragedy get: a big fart on their faces in the form of a paltry compensation of just a few hundred dollars and after 26 years, a slap-on-the-wrist punishment of two-years imprisonment and an inconsequential fine on seven officials of Union Carbide.
Two Years Maximum Imprisonment
Ha ha ha.
15,000-20,000 people die and several hundred thousand are injured and the company officials get a mere two year jail-time.
Hell, somebody sure is riding the crack-train here.
Yes, and the convicted officials are already out on bail.
We’ve said this a million times and we’ll say it yet again – Beneath all this middle-class shibboleths of Mera Bharat Mahaan and Shining India India is a festering, stinking shit-hole where the poor have no voice and are often crushed into oblivion while scumbag criminals like Salman Khan (remember, his alleged drunk-driving incident that killed one person and injured three others is still stuck and languishing in the court system) make a mockery of equal justice for all.
But why should we be surprised. After all, India had no past, no present and, most certainly, has no future.
Hey, what’s that noise?
Ah, must be the ghosts of Bhopal Gas victims wailing Mera Bharat Mahaan.
We can all relate to your frustration in this post. If you r rich, India is the best place 2 live.
You write: If you r rich, India is the best place 2 live.
That argument is true of most countries but more so in India.
What is more shocking is that an ex cbi officer has alleged narasimha rao government ordered cbi to go slow on anderson, and not to pursue further action. What a terrible tragedy to the victims? How long will the government continue using cbi as their puppet.
Narasimha Rao was a scumbag, who allegedly played a role in smearing V.P.Singh too in the St.Kitts scandal.
Not only Narasimha Rao all politicians are scumbags.The first place in that list should go to our own loose paiya.When loose paiya was in alliance with bjp he used to bash sonia gandhi calling her italian blah blah, now the same loose paiya is singing paeans in praise of sonia gandhi calling her annai. Last week was loose paiya’s birthday, i saw posters praising this old scumbag as “muthamizh aringar”, “tamil mozhi kaavalar”,”ulaga tamil makkalin thalaivan”.
Another scumbag is maravetti aiyaa ramadoss, 1 yrs he will be with dmk next yr with aiadmk. This shameless buffoon dreams of becoming cm.
No moksha for Tamils. They are caught between the devil (Karunanidhi) and the deep sea (Jayalalita).
According to Congress sycopants anyone who blames Rajeev Gandhi or his family becomes unpatriotic.
For them India is Nehru-Gandhi family, Nehru-Gandhi family is India. 🙁
SI, how would you rate Rajiv as a Prime Minister.
In the political arena, Rajiv Gandhi was a buffoon. Shah Bano, Bofors, IPKF, dealing with the Opposition, Union Carbide/Bhopal Gas, battles with the Media….All of these were handled badly by his government.
Rajiv Gandhi lacked the maturity, wisdom and experience to govern India.